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Water Rights & Social Justice in the Mekong Region (K. Lazarus, et al)

Editor(s)

Kate Lazarus, Nathan Badenoch, Nga Dao and Bernadette P. Resurreccion

Keywords

Water Governance, Water Rights, Mekong Region, Participation in Decision-making, Water Transfer Planning, Northeast Thailand, Local People’s Participation, Involuntary Resettlement in Vietnam, Son La Hydropower Project, Access and Equity, Competition for Water Resources, Gender, Commercialization, Fisheries-Aquaculture Divide, Nutrition, Regional Development Pathways, Food Rights, Livelihood and Environment Trade-offs, Industrial Water Use, Wastewater Management, Peri-Urban Hanoi, Climate Vulnerability, Climate Change, Socio-economic Implications, Seeking Justice

Abstract

This book reviews the issues faced by people living in the Mekong River region, in South East Asia, who are increasingly being marginalised and under-represented by the big businesses, planners and politicians – the powerful elite – influencing and deciding the trajectories of development in the region.

It also shows how complex human- and nature-induced developments in the Mekong Region are increasingly widening existing gaps in wealth, resource access and power. Fair and equal fields for decision-making and governance are needed to strengthen not only the rights but also the resilience of vulnerable groups and communities against uncertainty, particularly for climate-related changes. The authors show how vitally important it is that water governance is democratised to allow a more equitable sharing of water resources and counteract the pressures of economic growth.

Citation

Kate Lazarus, et al (eds), Water Rights and Social Justice in the Mekong Region (Earthscan, 2011)

Book

Water Rights and Social Justice in the Mekong Region

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Sick water? The central role of wastewater management in sustainable development (UNEP/ UN-HABITAT)

Author(s)

UNEP and UN-HABITAT

Keywords

Safe water and sanitation; UNEP; UN-HABITAT; UNSGAB; wastewater management; sustainable development; human and ecological health

Abstract

With global action and positive momentum towards improving access to safe water and sanitation, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT), and the UN Secretary Generals Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation (UNSGAB), in partnership with the members of UN Water have collaborated to bring together their collective experience and expertise to bear on the challenges posed by illegal and unregulated wastewater. Sick water? The Central Role of Wastewater Management in Sustainable Development not only identifies the threats to human and ecological health and the consequences of inaction, but also presents opportunities, where appropriate policy and management responses over the short and longer term can trigger employment, support livelihoods, boost public and ecosystem health and contribute to more intelligent water management.

Citation

UNEP and UN-HABITAT, Sick water? The central role of wastewater management in sustainable development (UNEP/ UN-HABITAT, 2010)

E-Book

Sick water? The central role of wastewater management in sustainable development

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