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Special Issue: The Productivity and Profitability of Small Scale Communal Irrigation Systems in South-eastern Africa

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Management of Transboundary Rivers, Lakes and Aquifers

International organizations can play an important role as mediators of conflicts on transboundary water bodies. However, except for Eugene Black, the former President of the World Bank, who played a critical role in the 1950s on forgi [...]

Research and Policy Publications

Water Scarcity and Regional Security in India

Cecilia Tortajada, Udisha Saklani, and Asit K. Biswas, Chapter of the book 'Water, Security an [...]

As India’s population has increased, so have its water requirements. Before India was partitioned in 1947 into two countries, its population was around 390 million: 330 million in India and another 60 million in what later became Pakistan. By 2016, the p [...]

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Water Scarcity and Regional Security in India – Chapter Summary

This summary is drawn from Water, Security and U.S. Foreign Policy, Chapter 13, by Cecilia Tor [...]

India faces increasing water scarcity as its population and economy grow. By 2050, India is expected to be the world’s most populous country and its economy is projected to be the world’s third-largest by 2030. The middle class is growing and its people [...]

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Water as a Human Right

Cecilia Tortajada and Asit K. Biswas, 2017, International Journal of Water Resources Developme [...]

During 23–24 February 2017, the Pontifical Academy of Sciences organized a workshop, The Human Right to Water: An Interdisciplinary Focus and Contributions on the Central Role of Public Policies in Water and Sanitation Management, in Vatican City. The r [...]

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Mathematical Modelling and Environmental Decision-Making

Asit K. Biswas, 1975, Ecological Modelling, Volume 1, Issue 1, pages 31-48

The primary role of a decision-maker is to make right decisions on the basis of available information and within the allowable time and resources constraints. The two basic types of models used for decision-making, technocratic and incremental, are discu [...]

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Building Sustainability
  • Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

    National University of Singapore

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  • Routledge Special Issues on Water Policy and Governance

    New and published books of the Series.

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  • Routledge Geography, Planning & Urban Studies

    Browse a selection of articles from some of our most influential auth [...]

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  • Series on Water Resources Development and Management

    New and forthcoming titles in the Series

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  • International Water Resources Association

    Editorial Team of the Water International Journal

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  • An Editor’s Choice Collection of top articles

    Collection of top articles of our International Journal

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Efficient water management requires new knowledge and implementable solutions, as well as synthesis of current experiences from different parts of the world. The primary objective of the Centre is thus generation, synthesis and application of knowledge, and extensive global dissemination of the related information.