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Title Integrated Water Resources Management in Water-scarce Regions : Water Harvesting, Groundwater Desalination and Water Reuse in Namibia / editors, Stefan Liehr, Johanna Kramm, Alexander Jokisch and Katharina Müller
Published London : IWA Publishing, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (276 pages)
Contents Cover; Copyright; Contents; Abbreviations; Authors; Preface; Greeting remarks; Chapter 1: Integrated water resources management (IWRM) in water-scarce regions -- from theory to implementation; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Concept and History of IWRM; 1.3 IWRM: From Boundary Object to Epistemic Object and an Approach Based on Case Studies; 1.4 Structure of this Book; References; Chapter 2: Conditions and challenges of Namibia's water resources management; Chapter 2.1 Geographic conditions of central-northern Namibia; 2.1.1 Introduction to Namibia; 2.1.2 Introduction to Central-Northern Namibia
3.1.2 Concept Development and Interdependencies of the System's Components3.1.3 Conclusions; References; Chapter 3.2 Collection, transport and treatment; 3.2.1 Introduction; 3.2.2 Sewage Collection; 3.2.3 Sewage Transport; 3.2.4 Wastewater and Sludge Treatment; 3.2.5 Conclusions; References; Chapter 3.3 Water reuse for agricultural irrigation; 3.3.1 Introduction; 3.3.2 Irrigation Water Demand and Supply; 3.3.3 Quality of Irrigation Water; 3.3.4 Crop Production, Yields, and Soil; 3.3.5 Financial and Institutional Aspects; 3.3.6 Conclusions; References
Chapter 3.4 Social aspects of new sanitation infrastructure3.4.1 Dynamics and Setting -- Urban Sanitation in Namibia; 3.4.2 A Demand-responsive Approach as the Conceptual Framework; 3.4.3 Adoption and Use Patterns of the Communities; 3.4.4 Impacts; 3.4.5 Conclusions: Challenges and Prospects for Multiplication; References; Chapter 3.5 Economic viability, tariffs and financing options; 3.5.1 Investment; 3.5.2 Operation/Maintenance Costs and Revenues; 3.5.3 Reinvestments and Costs Per Cubic Metre; 3.5.4 Financing Options; References
Chapter 3.6 Management, commitment, responsibilities, professional training3.6.1 Introduction; 3.6.2 Management of the Sanitation Facilities; 3.6.3 Management of the Water Reclamation Plant; 3.6.4 Management of the Irrigation Site; 3.6.5 Development of a Tariff System; 3.6.6 Ensuring Sustainable Operation; 3.6.7 Conclusions; Chapter 3.7 Evaluation of sustainability; 3.7.1 Introduction; 3.7.2 Methodology; 3.7.3 Results and Discussion; 3.7.4 Conclusions; References; Chapter 3.8 Conclusions; Chapter 4: Rain- and floodwater harvesting
Chapter 4.1 Rain- and floodwater harvesting for horticulture -- the approaches
Summary The book consolidates the transdisciplinary research of the project "CuveWaters: Integrated Water Resources Management in Central Northern Namibia (Cuvelai Basin) in the SADC-Region" funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) and undertaken from 2004 to 2015 in Namibia. In these eleven years it was possible to accomplish all three phases of an ideal-typical transdisciplinary research process, from creating a common research object down to transdisciplinary dissemination. The transdisciplinary research approach was designed to tackle the life-world problems of food security, sanitation and access to water in a sustainable way. It aimed at integrating science, technology and society with the common goal of establishing a multi-resource mix for water use to improve the living conditions of people in the project region. This ̀multi-resource mix' comprises water from different sources made available through adapted technological solutions which are socially embedded. The technological solutions identified with the Namibian partners were rainwater and floodwater harvesting, groundwater desalination, sanitation and water reuse. Each technological solution is reflected in terms of approach, technology, social aspects, management and governance issues, economic viability and sustainability evaluation. The book shows how technological innovation must go hand in hand with social innovation regarding knowledge, practices and institutions. A comprehensive report of the design, methodologies and procedures as well as the research findings and conclusions is provided here. The aim of the book is to share with researchers, professionals and practitioners the lessons learned during the project and provide guidance for replication
Bibliography ReferencesChapter 2.2 Water supply infrastructure and sanitation in central-northern Namibia; 2.2.1 Introduction; 2.2.2 Sanitation; 2.2.3 Conclusion; References; Chapter 2.3 Water governance in Namibia: Progress in and challenges of putting IWRM into practice; 2.3.1 Namibian Water Governance: From 'Command and Control' to a Participatory Approach; 2.3.2 Key Stakeholders in Namibia's Water Sector; 2.3.3 Governance Challenges in Namibia's Water Sector; References; Chapter 3: Sanitation and water reuse; Chapter 3.1 Integrated systemic approach; 3.1.1 Introduction
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Subject CuveWaters (Project)
Water resources development -- Namibia -- Cuvelai-Etosha Basin
Water-supply -- Namibia -- Cuvelai-Etosha Basin
Environment and Ecology.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Environmental -- General.
Water resources development.
Water supply & treatment.
Form Electronic book
Author Jokisch, Alexander
Kramm, Johanna, 1981-
Liehr, Stefan
Müller, Katharina
ISBN 1780407912 (electronic bk.)
9781780407913 (electronic bk.)