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International Law And Freshwater - The Multiple Challenges
Stock Code EE161, Edward Elgar 2013 Hardback 488 Pages Price USD 195.00
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The issues surrounding water embody some of the greatest challenges of the 21st century. The editors of this timely book have brought together the leading authors in the field to explore the key questions involving international law and water governance.

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Managing Water under Uncertainty and Risk - The United Nations World Water Development Report 4 (Set of 3 volumes)
Stock Code UNESCO0085, UNESCO 2012 Paperback 904 Pages Price USD 75.00
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This flagship report is a comprehensive review that gives an overall picture of the world’s freshwater resources. It analyses pressures from decisions that drive demand for water and affect its availability. It offers tools and response options to help leaders in government, the private sector and civil society address current and future challenges.

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Pesticide Mitigation Strategies for Surface Water Quality
Stock Code OX007, Oxford University Press 2012 Hardback 400 Pages Price USD 148.00
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Understanding Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Agricultural Management addresses global warming, one of the most pressing environmental concerns of our times. The agricultural sector is the largest source of global anthropogenic nitrous oxide (N2O) and methane (CH4), both of which are potent greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming. The book provides a comprehensive overview of important issues related to greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural systems, including measurement of greenhouse gas emissions in agricultural fields, development of alternative management practices as mitigation measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and greenhouse gas accounting methodologies and modeling.

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Odontocetes The Toothed Whales : CMS Technical Series No .24
Stock Code 3957, UNEP 2011 Paperback 312 Pages Price USD 50.00
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Based on his Review of Small Cetaceans first published online in 2001, Boris M. Culik describes in this encyclopaedia all 72 toothed whale species (odontocetes), from the smallest, the Gulf of California vaquita to the largest, the giganti sperm whale. This book presents the most recent scientific findings on the distribution, migration, behaviour and threats related to all odontocetes. Up-to-date maps provided by the IUCN Cetacean Specialist Group show the currently known distribution of each species. Colour illustrations by Maurizio Würtz, Genoa University and Artescienza, Italy, provide a realistic view of these marine mammals and nicely complement the book. 

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Green Hills, Blue Cities : An Ecosystems Approach to Water Resources
Stock Code 3913, UNEP 2011 Paperback 68 Pages Price USD 30.00
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This report shows that there is a way forward for a more sustainable future where restoration of ecosystems, often in the green hills and watersheds surrounding cities, can provide cheaper, efficient and resilient water supply systems in a changing world.

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OKACOM - The Permanent Okavango River Basin Water Commission - Cubango-Okavango River Basin Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis
Stock Code 3985, OKACOM 2011 Paperback 218 Pages Price USD 50.00
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The Cubango-Okavango River basin remains one of the basins least affected by human impact on
the African continent. In its present near-pristine status, the river provides significant ecosystem
benefits and, if managed appropriately, can continue to do so.

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Integrated Urban Water Management: Humid Tropics
Stock Code UNESCO0071, UNESCO 2010 182 Pages Price USD 46.00
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Following from the Sixth Phase of UNESCO’s International Hydrological Programme (2002-2007), the Urban Water Series - UNESCO-IHP addresses fundamental issues related to the role of water in cities and the effects of urbanization on the hydrological cycle and water resources.

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Ocean Zoning making marine management more effective - SALE
Stock Code 3867 , UNEP 2010 Hardback 220 Pages Price USD 60.00
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Our knowledge of the oceans is increasing rapidly, as more powerful tools for exploration and exploitation make it easier to locate valuable resources, such as fish stocks, oil and gas reserves, or sites for wind and hydropower schemes.

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Water in a Changing World – The United Nations World Water Development Report 3 : 2 Vol Set
Stock Code UNESCO0001, UNESCO 2009 Paperback (318 and 76 pages) + CD Rom Price USD 29.50
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The United Nations World Water Development Report, published every three years, is a comprehensive review providing an authoritative picture of the state of the world's freshwater resources. It offers best practices as well as in-depth theoretical analyses to help stimulate ideas and actions for better stewardship in the water sector. It is the only report of its kind, resulting from the collaboration and contributions of the 26 UN agencies, commissions, program, funds, secretariats and converntions that have a significant role in addressing global water concerns.

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Hydropolitical Vulnerability & Resilience Along International Waters - ASIA
Stock Code DEW/1185/NA, UNEP 2009 Paperback 184 Pages Price USD 40.00
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There is an increasing annual demand for water drawn from Asia’s international rivers for domestic, agricultural, industrial, and environment purposes. As a result, nations sharing river systems, lakes and aquifers are vulnerable to tensions and conflicts, which in many are intensified by climate variation and climate change. This report focuses on the challenges and opportunities facing Asia: a continent with intensively utilized groundwater and surface water resources.

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Freshwater under Threat - Africa- Asia Summary
Stock Code DEW/1105/NA, UNEP 2009 Paperback 57 Pages + CD Rom Price USD 50.00
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Population growth, urbanisation and economic growth in general, all exert pressure on water resources through increased demand and pollution. This 57 page summary with CD-ROM provides the status of water resources across the continents of Africa and Asia for major rivers, lakes and groundwater basins. The joint Africa-Asia study is intended for managers, planners and other key decision-makers in water resources management and governments.

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Managing Water Resources: methods and tools for a system approach
Stock Code UNESCO0032, UNESCO 2009 Paperback 680 pages + CD Rom Price USD 60.00
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Water resources management is increasingly interdisciplinary and must take into account complex socio-economic factors and environmental variables. This volume describes the 'system approach' and its application to contemporary water resources management, focusing on three main sets of tools: simulation, optimization and multi-objective analysis.

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