Competition for Water Resources: Experiences and Management Approaches in the U.S. and Europe addresses the escalation of global issues regarding water scarcity and the necessary, cost-effective strategies that must be put in place in order to deal with escalating water crisis. The book evaluates use and competition for water resources in the U.S. and Europe, emphasizing the problems and challenges of dealing with tradeoffs in water.
In addition, the book discusses water management strategies that can be used to optimize water use and allocation, mitigate water scarcity, and adapt to water scarcity. Supplementing the numerous case studies, the book includes lessons learned from applying specific strategies and approaches. This comprehensive overview and comparison of management practices across two continents is an invaluable resource for researchers, policymakers, and educators in water.
- Provides a national and regional perspective through the use of country specific case study examples
- Includes a comparative analysis between the U.S. and Europe, illustrating experiences in water management from two sides of the Atlantic
- Covers interdisciplinary topics related to water, such as agriculture and energy
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Part 1. Regional Water Scarcity Problems
Chapter 1.1. Meeting the Challenge of Water Scarcity in the Western United States
Chapter 1.2. Competition for Water Resources From the European Perspective
Chapter 1.3. Institutional Aspects and Policy Background of Water Scarcity Problems in the United States
Part 2. Areas of Competition for Water Resources
Experiences from the US and Europe
Subpart 2.1. Water for Food Production
Chapter 2.1.1. Challenges for US Irrigated Agriculture in the Face of Emerging Demands and Climate Change
Chapter 2.1.2. The Water-Energy Nexus and Irrigated Agriculture in the United States: Trends and Analyses
Chapter 2.1.3. The Water-Energy Nexus in Europe and Spain: An Institutional Analysis From the Perspective of the Spanish Irrigation Sector
Subpart 2.2. Water for Energy Production
Chapter 2.2.1. Water Scarcity and Conservation Along the Biofuel Supply Chain in the United States: From Farm to Refinery
Chapter 2.2.2. Water Use for Biofuels in Europe
Chapter 2.2.3. Water-Energy Nexus and Environmental Aspects of Oil and Gas Production
Chapter 2.2.4. Water Use for Unconventional Natural Gas Development Within the Susquehanna River Basin
Chapter 2.2.5. Water Use for Unconventional Gas Production in the European Union
Chapter 2.2.6. Water for Electricity Generation in the United States
Chapter 2.2.7. Long-Term Water and Energy Issues in European Power Systems
Chapter 2.3. Water-Energy-Food Nexus-Commonalities and Differences in the United States and Europe
Part 3. Water Management Approaches to Mitigate/Adapt to Scarce Water Resources
Case Studies From the United States and Europe
Subpart 3.1. Management Approaches in the United States
Chapter 3.1.1. Willingness to Pay for Reclaimed Water: A Case Study for Oklahoma
Chapter 3.1.2. Conjunctive Water Management in Hydraulically Connected Regions in the Western United States
Chapter 3.1.3. Prospects for Desalination in the United States-Experiences From California, Florida, and Texas
Chapter 3.1.4. Water Trading Innovations: Reducing Agricultural Consumptive Use to Improve Adaptation to Scarcity
Chapter 3.1.5. Groundwater Scarcity: Management Approaches and Recent Innovations
Subpart 3.2. Management Approaches in Europe
Chapter 3.2.1. Wastewater Reuse to Cope With Water and Nutrient Scarcity in Agriculture-A Case Study for Braunschweig in Germany
Chapter 3.2.2. Avoiding Floods in Spring and Droughts in Summer-Water Regulation Strategies in Germany and Poland
Chapter 3.2.3. Water Storage and Conjunctive Water Use
Chapter 3.2.4. Product, Process, and Organizational Innovations in Water Management
Chapter 3.3. Comparison of Water Management Institutions and Approaches in the United States and Europe-What Can We Learn From Each Other?
Part 4. The Future of Water: Prospects and Challenges for Water Management in the 21st Century
Jadwiga R. Ziolkowska is an assistant professor and environmental economist in the Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability at University of Oklahoma. She was a post-doctoral scholar at University of California at Berkeley and an EU Marie Curie Fellow in the 7th Framework Program. She was also a researcher at University of Texas at Austin. She received her PhD and Habilitation, both in agricultural economics, from Humboldt University of Berlin. Her research areas include sustainability evaluation and decision-making support in the field of natural resources, environmental, bioenergy, agricultural economics, and resource management. Her current research focus is on optimizing water management systems, desalination, biofuels, food waste economics, geospatial and spatio-temporal analyses.
Peterson, Jeffrey M
Jeffrey M. Peterson is the Director of the Water Resources Center and a professor of Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota. He earned his Ph.D. from Cornell University in agricultural and resource economics. Prior to coming to Minnesota he was a faculty member in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Kansas State University for 15 years, serving as Director of Graduate Studies from 2014 to 2015. He also held a 1-year visiting faculty appointment at Oregon State University. His research focuses on environmental policy analysis with an emphasis on water use and water quality impacts related to agriculture. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Council on Optimizing Water Use in Agriculture for the Foundation for Food and Agriculture research and an editor of the Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics.