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Volume 34, Issue 4

Special Issue: Urban Resilience to Droughts and Floods: Policies and Governance

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Water Management for Urban Areas

Provision of clean water, treatment and disposal of wastewater and stormwater disposal has become increasingly complex for cities because of the rapid urbanization process in developing countries.

Research and Policy Publications

Political Dynamics and Water Supply in Hong Kong

Kris Hartley, Cecilia Tortajada and Asit K. Biswas, 2018, Environmental Development (In press)

Management of environmental resources presents challenges across jurisdictional boundaries. In the case of river basins, multiple localities must coordinate water allocation, often across social, economic, and political contexts. As such, the scale of go [...]

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Dams and Human Development: Changing Societal Perceptions

Asit K. Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada, 2018, Hydropower & Dams Journal, pages 8-9

Societal perceptions on any issue change with time. Thus, it is no surprise that the overall attitudes and perceptions of the contributions of large dams to human development over the past 100 years have changed significantly, at national and internation [...]

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Safe Water for the Developing World: Rhetoric and Reality

Asit K. Biswas and Cecilia, Chapter of the book 'Univer-Cities: Strategic Dilemmas of Medical [...]

Since the very dawn of history, water has always been noted as one of the fundamental requirements for human and ecosystems survival. Many early civilisations developed near major rivers like the Nile, Tigris-Euphrates, Indus and Yellow River. In earlier [...]

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