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Current Projects

Public Private Partnership in the Water Sector

One of the most controversial issues in the area of water resources management in recent years has been the involvement of the private sector in water resources management. The current discussions are often shrouded by dogmas and vest [...]

Research and Policy Publications

The California Drought: Coping Responses and Resilience Building

Cecilia Tortajada, Matthew J. Kastner, Joost Buurman and Asit K. Biswas, 2017, Environmental S [...]

Building resilience to extreme events is very complex. It involves consideration of climatic and non-climatic factors, human and natural environments and their dynamics, and governance systems that include groups with wide-ranging authorities, influence [...]

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Structuring Water Rights in China: A Hierarchical Framework

Yahua Wang, Tingting Wan and Asit K. Biswas, 2017, International Journal of Water Resources De [...]

The rapid development of China’s market economy compels the adoption of water rights and associated market mechanisms to optimize the allocation of water resources. The complexity of understanding and practising Chinese water rights is highlighted by the [...]

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The Rapidly Changing Global Water Management Landscape

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

Rapidly changing global conditions will make water resources management and provision of services increasingly complex – more than ever before in human history. These changing conditions will be precipitated by issues like population (number and structur [...]

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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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Building Sustainability

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  • The Commons Workshop on Enhancing Water Governance and Policy

    Institute of Water Policy and Tsinghua University, Beijing

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  • http://lkyspp.nus.edu.sg/
  • Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

    National University of Singapore

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  • http://www.routledge.com/books/series/WATER/
  • 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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About us

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.