This book addresses water policy and law and other aspects of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), including measures undertaken to satisfy demand for water in an environment exposed to risks of impact of unpredictable natural occurrences, such as floods and water scarcity. It is intended to be applicable everywhere in the world, where the conflicts between agriculture and urbanisation, between energy production and water abstraction, between flood protection measures and wetland restoration plans are so painfully common.
The book consists of eleven specific case studies from all over the Mediterranean (and a bit beyond), which include:
- Water law in Mediterranean countries (Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, and the Occupied Palestinian Territories)
- Perception of risks and socio-institutional changes in the management of water resources
- The blind sport in water governance: Conjunctive Groundwater Use in the MENA Countries (Morocco, Yemen and Egypt)
- Private rights in publicly-owned water: The Pathology of Israeli Water Law
- Traditional andmodern water management in the Tafilalet region: The Case of the Ghorfa Bülent Açma
- Water security in the Middle East : A Case Study of the Euphrates and Tigris Rivers
- The role of law in the management of shared wetland and lakes in the mediterranean region
- From a common concept to a common experimentation: An Assessment of the Water Framework Directive’s Impact on Water Management in Europe
- Is the cost pass-through fair for the Italian water sector?
- The Italian Water Firm Performance Determinants in a Capital Structure Oriented Approach
- Autonomization of drinking water management supply? The Tunisian experience
- Universal motivations and local interpretations: The Public Private Partnerships Case of a Drinking Water Management Contract in Lebanon
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