Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Water: History, Power, Crisis

Water: History, Power, Crisis (Paperback)

£12.99
To Order. Estimated despatch in 3-5 weeks.
Email me when back in stock

Synopsis

Throughout the summer of 2012, drought conditions in North America, Asia, and Africa raised worldwide concern over grain shortages and rising food prices. Meanwhile, catastrophic floods displaced thousands of people in the Philippines, Fiji, and Australia. For millions of people, finding safe drinking water is the most contested and politically fraught daily errand. The contributors to this issue examine the historical processes that shape contemporary water issues. They focus on how state-sponsored water programs, from sewage treatment to irrigation to damming, radically transform local communities. Topics include caste legacies and waste management in India, dam building in nineteenth-century Egypt, North African emigration and municipal water policy in Paris, and contested water management programs in the Ecuadorean highlands. Collectively, in essays and photos, the authors investigate how water or its absence has affected human societies and seek to historicize the politics of the struggle to control one of our most crucial natural resources.

Natural World & The EnvironmentThe environmentConservation of the environmentNatural World & The EnvironmentThe environmentManagement of land & natural resourcesDrought & water supply Publisher: Duke University Press Publication Date: 01/05/2013 ISBN-13: 9780822367857  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
Availability: To Order. Estimated despatch in 3-5 weeks.  

More books by Dave Kinkela

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Second Class Available free for ALL orders. No charge for each additional book. 3-7 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Geothermal Water Management
(Hardback)
Jochen Bundschuh; Barbara Tomaszewska
 
 
£185.00
 
Geothermal Water Management
(Paperback)
Jochen Bundschuh; Barbara Tomaszewska
 
 
£95.00
 
Drip Irrigation for Agriculture:...
(Hardback)
Jean-Philippe Venot; Marcel Kuper;...
 
 
£110.00
 
Water and the Environment in the...
(Hardback)
Maren Clegg Hyer; Della Hooke
 
 
£80.00
 
Latest Blog
Blog - J R Wallis on Monsters as Metaphors
16/08/2017

J R Wallis questions the conventional view of monsters as metaphors for the worries we have about the state of the world around us.

#FoylesFive: Creative Women
14/08/2017

Meg from the Web Team tells us why she loves to learn about creative, dynamic women.

Blog - What are the Books Teachers Never Tire of Teaching?
14/08/2017

The Secret Teacher talks about the books that keep on giving year after year.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd