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Society - Water - Technology : A Critical Appraisal of Major Water Engineering Projects

Publication year: 2016

ISBN: 978-3-319-18971-0

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This book presents the results of the Interdisciplinary Research Group "Society – Water – Technology" of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities. It describes interdisciplinary evaluation criteria for major water engineering projects (MWEPs) and portrays an application to the Lower Jordan Valley (Middle East) and the Fergana Valley (Central Asia). Both areas are characterised by transboundary conflicts, by challenges due to demographic and climate change, and by political and societal pressures. Based on the findings, the book provides recommendations for science and political decisions makers as well as for international financing institutions. In addition, it outlines research gaps from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Subject: Earth and Environmental Science, Waste Water Technology, Water Pollution Control, Water Management, Aquatic Pollution, Water Industry, Water Technologies, Environmental Economics, International Environmental Law, Conflict resolution, Major Water Engineering Projects, Path Creation, Path Dependencies, Water Governance, water quality and water pollution, water industry and water technology