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Sustainable Water Use and Management

Examples of New Approaches and Perspectives

  • Walter Leal Filho
  • Vakur Sümer

Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Approaches in Sustainable Water Use and Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Carlos Smaniotto Costa, Conor Norton, Elena Domene, Jacqueline Hoyer, Joan Marull, Outi Salminen
      Pages 17-43
    3. Umberto Berardi, Nakisa Alborzfard
      Pages 45-63
    4. Paschalis A. Arvanitidis, Fotini Nasioka, Sofia Dimogianni
      Pages 65-89
    5. Linas Kliučininkas, Viktoras Račys, Inga Radžiūnienė, Dalia Jankūnaitė
      Pages 91-102
    6. Gurudeo A. Tularam, Kadari K. Murali
      Pages 119-149
    7. Grace W. Ngaruiya, Jürgen Scheffran, Liang Lang
      Pages 151-167
  3. Case Studies in Sustainable Water Use and Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Olcay Hisar, Semih Kale, Özcan Özen
      Pages 205-227
    3. Xingqiang Song, Ronald Wennersten, Björn Frostell
      Pages 229-244
    4. Kristan Cockerill, Melanie Armstrong
      Pages 245-264
    5. Clemens Mader, Borhane Mahjoub, Karsten Breßler, Sihem Jebari, Klaus Kümmerer, Müfit Bahadir et al.
      Pages 277-291
    6. Daphne Gondhalekar, Sven Nussbaum, Adris Akhtar, Jenny Kebschull
      Pages 293-312

About this book


Contributing to the growing debate on the need for sustainable water use and management, with concrete examples of new approaches, concepts, arguments, methods and findings which illustrate how this can be achieved, this book will be attractive for large groups of readers familiar with one or more of the themes it tackles, and to the general public. Within this context, the book makes use of many tables and graphics, which bring the many messages together. This approach is intended not only for those working on water matters (e.g. bureaucrats, water managers, policymakers, journalists, etc.) and interested in water management issues and sustainability at large, but also for students of water management, water politics, environmental policy, water economics, water engineering and sustainability studies. Located at the crossroads of two key phenomena: sustainability and water, this book brings forward academic research and discussions on water efficiency, new technologies, and the water-agriculture nexus. It also benefits readers by tackling matters related to trans-boundary cooperation on water (including rainwater) and river-basin management, pricing issues, participatory water management, and the role of women in sustainable water use, amongst others.


Environmental Policy Natural Resource Management Water Engineering Water Management Water Sustainability

Editors and affiliations

  • Walter Leal Filho
    • 1
  • Vakur Sümer
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Life SciencesHamburg University of Applied SciencesHamburgGermany
  2. 2.Department of International RelationsSelcuk UniversityKonyaTurkey

About the editors

Professor Walter Leal Filho has a PhD and a DSc in environmental technology, plus various  honorary doctorates  for his work on sustainable development. He is the Head of the Research and Transfer Centre „Applications of Life Sciences“  at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences,  where he is in charge of a number of European projects. He has authored, co-authored or edited over 70 books on the subjects of environment, technology and innovation and has in excess of 200 published papers to his credit. Prof. Walter Leal Filho teaches environmental management at many European universities. He is also the editor of the Journal "Management of Environmental Quality” and founding editor of the "International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education” and “Environment and Sustainable Development”. He is a member of the editorial board of "Environmental Awareness", and "Sustainable Development and World Ecology".  His work on sustainability has primarily focused on the institutional aspects and tools for promoting sustainable development, along with he has been able to monitor the debate on water issues.

Dr. Vakur Sumer is currently a member of faculty at Department of International Relations, Selcuk University, Konya, Turkey. Sumer published several journal articles, and three book chapters along with a forthcoming book from I.B. Tauris (Water Dimension in EU-Turkey Relations). He has attended numerous international and national academic conferences. Sumer has received his Ph.D. on International Relations, from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. He was a visiting scholar in United States, at University of California, Davis, Department of Environmental Science and Policy during 2008-2009. He was also a visiting fellow at Max Planck Institute, Heidelberg, Germany in April 2012. He has been studying water politics, transboundary rivers, and environmental problems related to water use and is convinced of the need for publications on sustainable water use and management. Sumer is a member of ISA (International Studies Association) and Environmental Studies Section. He was given an award by TUBITAK for his publication in “Water International”.

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