Globalized Water

A Question of Governance

  • Graciela Schneier-Madanes

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxi
  2. Graciela Schneier-Madanes
    Pages 1-15
  3. Water Management Models and Globalization: The “French Model” and Europe

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Iratxe Calvo-Mendieta, Olivier Petit, Franck-Dominique Vivien
      Pages 19-33
    3. Pascal Chauchefoin, Annabelle Sauvent
      Pages 63-75
    4. Lætitia Guérin-Schneider, Lise Breuil, Sylvie Lupton
      Pages 77-93
  4. Water Management Models and Globalization: Privatizations and Access to Water

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Bernard de Gouvello, Emilio J. Lentini, Graciela Schneier-Madanes
      Pages 107-121
    3. Cécile Féré, Franck Scherrer
      Pages 123-135
  5. Governance, Conflict, and Participation: Sharing the Resource

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Nuria Hernández-Mora, Leandro del Moral Ituarte, Francesc La-Roca, Abel La Calle, Guido Schmidt
      Pages 175-194
  6. Governance, Conflict, and Participation: Mechanisms of Power

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. Aleix Serrat-Capdevila, Juan B. Valdés, Hoshin V. Gupta, Graciela Schneier-Madanes
      Pages 241-259
    3. Chad Staddon, Nick James
      Pages 261-276
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 277-289

About this book


Globalized Water presents a compilation of voices that forms a unique scientific exploration of contemporary water management models and governance issues. The book describes the water paradox—how a local resource has become a global product—and the implications of this in how we identify challenges and make policy in the water sector.

Over the last 20 years, the foundations of local and national water systems have been rocked by a wave of changes. The authors in this book, experts in a wide range of disciplines, address the resulting debates and issues: water as a commodity and patrimony, technological rent, liberalization and privatization, the continuing evolution of water management and policy at the European level, decision making and stakeholder participation, conflict and consensus, and the inevitable growth of counterpowers at the local and international levels, promoted by the advocates of sustainable development.

The selected case studies are from Europe (primarily France but also Spain, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Portugal), Latin America (Argentina, Bolivia), the United States, Lebanon, and India.

From this diverse collection of comparative perspectives and research methods, Globalized Water seeks to advance interdisciplinary research, contributing to a new and dynamic role for social sciences and governance on water. 


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Editors and affiliations

  • Graciela Schneier-Madanes
    • 1
  1. 1.GDR 2524 CNRS Urban Water Research Network “rés-EAU-ville”ParisFrance

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