Governing the Nexus

Water, Soil and Waste Resources Considering Global Change
Springer (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 8. November 2014
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  • XX, 230 Seiten
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Global trends such as urbanization, demographic and climate change that are currently underway pose serious challenges to sustainable development and integrated resources management. The complex relations between demands, resource availability and quality and financial and physical constraints can be addressed by knowledge based policies and reform of professional practice. The nexus approach recognizes the urgent need for this knowledge and its interpretation in a policy- relevant setting that is guided by the understanding that there is a lack of blueprints for development based on integrated management of water, soil and waste resources in the Member States. Generation and application of knowledge is both a priority for individual but also institutional capacity development.
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Springer International Publishing
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  • 11 schwarz-weiße und 28 farbige Abbildungen, Bibliographie
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978-3-319-05747-7 (9783319057477)
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Prof. Dr. Reza Ardakanian is the Founding Director of United Nations University Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES^ry of Interior (1987-1989).Dr. Mathew Kurian is Academic Officer and leads the Capacity Development and Governance unit at United Nations University Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES). Prior to joining UNU-FLORES, he served as Senior Water and Sanitation Specialist at Water and Sanitation Programme (WSP) of The World Bank where he led policy advocacy efforts related to rural water supply, wastewater reuse, and climate adaptation options in secondary towns. He began his career as a Robert McNamara Fellow at the World Bank where his work on land tenure reform was hosted by the Tata Energy Research Institute (TERI), New Delhi.

Upon completing his PhD in Development Studies from the Institute of Social Studies (ISS), Erasmus University, The Hague, Netherlands, Dr. Kurian was employed as Associate Expert (Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs) at International Water Management Institute (IWMI-CGIAR) where he undertook assessments of soil and water conservation interventions in the Mekong and Nile river basins. In 2009 as member of faculty at UNESCO-IHE, Delft, Dr. Kurian led the development of a policy note on urban sanitation and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for the Directorate General of International Cooperation (DGIS) in the Netherlands. While still at UNESCO-IHE, Dr. Kurian developed an online e-learning course on governance of water and sanitation services in developing countries.

He has published in the area of water institutions and policy and has mentored students of the MSc programme in environment and development planning while on the faculty of University College London (UCL). His experience in the field of capacity development includes training civil servants and managers of water utilities in Iran and Tanzania, consulting assignments with the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Philippines and teaching undergraduate courses in human geography at the University of British Columbia (UBC) Vancouver, Canada. In his current function, he leads the design of public policy research, policy advocacy in support of evidence-based decision making and fund raising to support establishment of a nexus observatory network.

Part I Global Change and the Nexus Approach to Management of Environmental Resources.- 1. The Nexus Approach to Governance of Environmental Resources Considering Global Change.- 2. The Water-Energy-Food Nexus-Enhancing Adaptive Capacity to Complex Global Challenges.- 3. The Nexus Approach to Managing Water, Soil and Waste under Changing Climate and Growing Demands on Natural Resources.- Part II Financing of Infrastructure Projects: Implications for Sustainability and Accountability.- 4. Inter-Governmental Fiscal Relations: Questions of Accountability and Autonomy.- 5. Results Based Financing and its Potential Role in Advancing the Nexus Approach.- 6. Life-Cycle Cost Analysis of Infrastructure Projects.- Part III Strategies for Implementation: Guidance on Resource Reuse and Data Visualization.- 7. Applications of Life-Cycle Cost Analysis in Water and Wastewater Projects: Lessons from European Experience.- 8. Designing Sustainable Reuse Systems: Towards an Agroecology of Wastewater Irrigation.- 9. Data Visualization of Water Services: Applications for Nexus Governance in Africa.- 10. Policy is Policy and Science is Science: Shall the Twain Ever Meet?.

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