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The SAGE Handbook of Nature offers an ambitious retrospective and prospective overview of the field that aims to position Nature, the environment and natural processes, at the heart of interdisciplinary social sciences. The three volumes are divided into the following parts: INTRODUCTION TO THE HANDBOOK NATURAL AND SOCIO-NATURAL VULNERABILITIES: INTERWEAVING THE NATURAL & SOCIAL SCIENCES SPACING NATURES: SUSTAINABLE PLACE MAKING AND ADAPTATION COUPLED AND (DE-COUPLED) SOCIO-ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS RISK AND THE ENVIRONMENT: SOCIAL THEORIES, PUBLIC UNDERSTANDINGS, & THE SCIENCE-POLICY INTERFACE HUNGRY AND THIRSTY CITIES AND THEIR REGIONS CRITICAL CONSUMERISM AND ITS MANUFACTURED NATURES GENDERED NATURES AND ECO-FEMINISM REPRODUCTIVE NATURES: PLANTS, ANIMALS AND PEOPLE NATURE, CLASS AND SOCIAL INEQUALITY BIO-SENSITIVITY & THE ECOLOGIES OF HEALTH THE RESOURCE NEXUS AND ITS RELEVANCE SUSTAINABLE URBAN COMMUNITIES RURAL NATURES AND ...

Conflicting Demands, Urban Dilemmas and Narrow Thinking about Water: Political Necessity and the Possibilities of Change
Conflicting Demands, Urban Dilemmas and Narrow Thinking about Water: Political Necessity and the Possibilities of Change
Antonio A R Ioris
Introduction: Water beyond H2O

Water is anything but trivial. It is a substance essential for the maintenance of life, productive activities and cultural identity. Water circulates through, and helps to shape, all landscapes and ecosystems; nonetheless, there is growing concern around the world about its declining availability and unfair allocation. Water use and conservation can be highly contested processes and typically encapsulate operational challenges, intersectoral disputes and multi-level expectations (i.e. manifested locally and also nationally and internationally). Especially since the middle of the twentieth century, economic development has been associated with ...

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