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Asian river basins are present process fast transformation. This quantity considers the consequences of the environmental change-development nexus for water administration, river wellbeing and fitness and risk knowledge. As Biswas and Tortajada (2011) have lately commented, water administration in Asia will most likely swap extra within the subsequent two decades than within the final 2000 years. severe environmental traits comprise lowering flows of water and sediment because of dam development and elevated water extraction, land use switch (especially woodland removal), encroachment and degradation of floodplain and wetland environments, elevated water call for and matters approximately water defense, city enlargement and linked pollutants of rivers and illness of groundwater reserves. those demanding situations are being reframed through new techniques to water administration which signify a transition from engineering-dominated ways in the direction of built-in water administration, from expertise move to adaptive applied sciences. the amount contains an advent and 5 chapters. Brierley and Callum reframe methods to river fix inside rising theories of in ecology and earth technological know-how which regard nature as a posh adaptive approach replete with inherent uncertainties. those rules are reflected within the 4 case examine chapters which take care of water governance within the Mekong Basin (Hirsch); hybrid adoption of water source applied sciences in India (Barbanente et al.); selection of sediment dynamics in Java Rijsdijk); and ecological conservation imperatives within the headwaters of the Yellow, Yangtze and Mekong rivers in western China (Li et al.).

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To date, while there have certainly been instances of international tension and conflict over water in the Middle East and elsewhere, the dominant axes and scales of tension over development of water resources have been socially constructed within countries. To the extent that they have taken a transboundary dimension, water conflicts are nevertheless often between different sorts of interests in the countries concerned rather than between sovereign governments. There is a need to rescale our concern over water conflict toward the more nuanced and socially framed tensions that 3 River Hardware and Software 35 shape the ways in which we treat our rivers and compete for their resources—for example by considering whether the appropriate metaphor is ‘water wars’ or ‘water riots’ (Boesen and Ravnborg 2003).

This tension is exaggerated in a river basin whose population remains economically poor and heavily dependent on the natural resource base for livelihood. At another level, the conundrum is one of scale of governance, and this poses both challenges and opportunities for the MRC as an integrated water resource management agency. P. au D. 1007/978-94-007-2330-6_3, Ó The Author(s) 2012 31 32 P. 1 Introduction: River Basin Hardware and Software River basin development has long been associated with large scale infrastructure, notably hydropower facilities and irrigation systems.

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