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The Agricultural Groundwater Revolution: Opportunities and Threats to Development

by Mark Giordano Karen G. Villholth

While addressing the issues of using groundwater in agriculture for irrigation in the developing world, this book discusses the problems associated with the degradation and over-exploitation of using it. It explores the practiced and potential methods for its management in the context of agricultural development.

Community-based Water Law and Water Resource Management Reform in Developing Countries

by B. C. P. van Koppen Mark Giordano John Butterworth

Contributors from various specialties of engineering and of social science analyze operating community-based water laws in Africa, Latin America, and Asia; and critically examine the interface between community-based water laws, formal water laws, and a variety of other institutional dimensions in ongoing water resource management reform. Most of the 15 studies were selected from presentations to a January 2005 international conference in Johannesburg, which focused on rural Africa. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (

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