Water Ethics: Foundational Readings for Students and Professionals

Water Ethics: Foundational Readings for Students and Professionals

by Peter G. Brown
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1597265659

ISBN-13: 9781597265652

Pub. Date: 01/27/2010

Publisher: Island Press

The world's growing global water crisis has ignited efforts to reconnect policy to human values. According to Water Ethics, all approaches to managing water, no matter how grounded in empirical data, involve moral judgments and cultural assumptions.

Each of the book's six sections discusses a different approach to thinking about the relationship between water and

Overview

The world's growing global water crisis has ignited efforts to reconnect policy to human values. According to Water Ethics, all approaches to managing water, no matter how grounded in empirical data, involve moral judgments and cultural assumptions.

Each of the book's six sections discusses a different approach to thinking about the relationship between water and humanity, from utilitarianism to ecofeminism to religious beliefs. Contributors range from Bartholomew, Ecumenical Patriarch, of the Orthodox Church, to Nobel Laureate Elinor Ostrom and water policy expert Sandra Postel. Water Ethics will help readers understand how various moral perspectives have guided and will continue to guide water policy around the globe.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597265652
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
01/27/2010
Edition description:
1
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Water Ethics and Water Management Jeremy J. Schmidt 3

Part 2 Dominion and the Human Claim to Water 17

Chapter 2 Editors Introduction 19

Chapter 3 Byzantine Heritage His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew 25

Chapter 4 Water Ethics Perspectives in the Arab Region Faraj Al-Awar Mohammad J. Abdulrazzak Radwan Al-Weshah 29

Chapter 5 Which Rights Are Right? Water Rights, Culture, and Underlying Values Rajendra Pradhan Ruth Meinzen-Dick 39

Chapter 6 Women, Water, Energy: An Ecofeminist Approach Greta Gaard 59

Part 3 Utilitarianism 77

Chapter 7 Editors' Introduction 79

Chapter 8 Water as a Resource William J. McGee 87

Chapter 9 Priming the Invisible Pump Terry L. Anderson Donald R. Leal 91

Chapter 10 Surface Water and Groundwater Regulation and Use: An Ethical Perspective Steven E. Kraft 105

Chapter 11 Understanding Transfers: Community Rights and the Privatization of Water Joseph L. Sax 117

Chapter 12 A Basis for Environmental Ethics Augustin Berque 125

Part 4 Water as a Community Resource 139

Chapter 13 Editors' Introduction 141

Chapter 14 Water Rights in the Commons Elinor Ostrom Paul C. Stern Thomas Dietz 147

Chapter 15 Encounters with the Moral Economy of Water: General Principles for Successfully Managing the Commons Paul Trawick 155

Chapter 16 The Legal Status of Water in Quebec Madeleine Cantin Cumyn 167

Chapter 17 The Rebirth of Environmentalism as Pragmatic, Adaptive Management Bryan G Norton 179

Part 5 Water: Life's Common Wealth 197

Chapter 18 Editors' Introduction 199

Chapter 19 Are There any Natural Resources? Peter G. Brown 203

Chapter 20 The Missing Piece: A Water Ethic Sandra Postel 221

Chapter 21 Fish First! the Changing Ethics of Ecosystem Management Carolyn Merchant 227

Part 6 Ethics in Complex Systems 241

Chapter 22 Editors' Introduction 243

Chapter 23 Ecohydrosolidarity: a New Ethics for Stewardship of Value-Adding Rainfall Malin Falkenmark Carl Folke 247

Chapter 24 An Ethic of Compassionate Retreat Peter G. Brown Jeremy J. Schmidt 265

Acknowledgments 287

Contributors 289

Advisory Board 293

Index 295

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