Facing Global Environmental Change (BRAUCH / IISD)

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Peace Research and European Security Studies (AFES-PRESS) e.V.

PD Dr. Hans Günter Brauch, Alte Bergsteige 47, 74821 Mosbach, Germany, 23 September 2009

Dear friends and colleagues,

Book on: Facing Global Environmental Change with 19 chapters on water security

This huge book of 100 chapters and over 1 million words co-edited by:

Hans Günter Brauch, Úrsula Oswald Spring, John Grin, Czeslaw Mesjasz, Patricia Kameri-Mbote, Navnita Chadha Behera, Béchir Chourou, Heinz Krummenacher (Eds.): Facing Global Environmental Change: Environ°©men°©tal, Human, Energy, Food, Health and Water Security Concepts . He°©xa°©gon Series on Human and Envi°©ronmental Security and Peace, vol. 4 (Berlin – Heidel°©berg – New York: Sprin°©ger-Verlag, 2009).

was launched during UN-CSD at the UN headquarters by an Under Secretary-General of the United Nation by two permanent Representatives and by two co-editors from Nigeria, Mexico and Germany.

This book launch is now fully documented with nine podcasts, the text of the speeches and important background information at these two websites:
UNU-ONY: < http://www.ony.unu.edu/events-forums/WWNY/2009/may-45-csd17-unurtcps-side-eve.html&gt;
AFES-PRESS:  < http://www.afes-press-books.de/html/hexagon_04_PressConf_Presentations.htm#NY&gt;

The book is introduced with forewords by:
〈      Rajendra K. Pachauri, chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
〈   Achim Steiner, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Under-Secretary General of the United Nations
〈   Joy Ogwu, Permanent Representative of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to the United Nations in New York
〈       Stavros Dimas, European Commissioner for the Environment

It contains preface essays by:
〈         Luc Gnacadja, Executive Secretary, Secretariat, United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
〈    Salvano Briceño, Director, Secretariat of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR)
〈    Michael Zammit Cutajar. Former Executive Secretary, UNFCCC, Hon. Amb. for Climate Change, Malta
〈    Vandana Shiva, recipient of the Right Livelihood Award (Alternate Nobel Price) in 1993

This second vol. of  an environmental security handbook addresses in 10 parts issues of:

–       Global Environmental Change (chap. 1-14)
–       Natural hazards (chap. 15-22)
–       Energy Security Concepts and Issues (chap. 23-32)
–       Food Security Concepts and Issues (chap. 3-35)
–       Livelihood and Health Security Concepts and Issues (chap. 36-40)
–       Water Security Concepts and Issues (chap. 41-58)
–       Environ°©men°©tal Concepts and Issues (chap. 59-73 )
–       Human and Gender Security Concepts and Issues (chap. 74-96)
–       From Knowledge to Action and Policy Outlook (ch.97-100)

ISBN: 978-3-540-68487-9 (Print)
ISBN: 978-3-540-68488-6 (Online)
DOI 10.1007/978-3-540-68488-6

This book contains 19 chapters that directly deal with water security issues that can be obtained individually from SpringerLink at:
< http://www.springerlink.com/content/p13v23/?p=34fffca58db44fb5bdc21b5f6b813abb&pi=0&gt;
11 Úrsula Oswald Spring and Hans Günter Brauch: Securitizing Water
41 Tony Allan: Global Trade: Balancing Existing and Future Regional Water Resource Deficits
42 Vandana Shiva: Water Wars in India
43 Bastien Affeltranger: Sustainability of Environmental Regimes: The Mekong River Commission
44 Mustafa Aydin and Fulya Ereker: Water Scarcity and Political Wrangling: Security in the Euphrates and Tigris Basin
45 Bassam Ossama Hayek: Water Resources in the Arab World: A Case Study on Jordan
46 Jan Selby: ‘New Security Thinking’ in Israeli-Palestinian Water Relations
47 Anders Jägerskog: Functional Water Cooperation in the Jordan River Basin: Spillover or Spillback for Political Security?
48 Emad Adly and Tarek Ahmed: Water and Food Security in the River Nile Basin: Perspectives of the Government and NGOs in Egypt
49 Patricia Kameri-Mbote and Kithure Kindiki: Water and Food Security in the Nile River Basin: Perspectives of Governments and NGOs of Upstream Countries
50 Peter Ashton and Anthony Turton: Water and Security in Sub-Saharan Africa: Emerging Concepts and their Implications for Effective Water Resource Management in the Southern African Region
51 Martin Kipping: Water Security in the Senegal River Basin: Water Cooperation and Water Conflicts
52 Maëlis Borghese The Centrality of Water Regime Formation for Water Security in West Africa: An Analysis of the Volta Basin
53 Stefan Lindemann: Success and Failure in International River Basin Management – The Case of Southern Africa
54 Martin Kipping: Can ‘Integrated Water Resources Management’ Silence Malthusian  Concerns? The Case of Central Asia
55 Eva Rakel: Environmental Security in Central Asia and the Caspian Region: Aral and Caspian Seas
56 Julia Wunderer: The Central Asian Water Regime as an Instrument for Crisis Prevention
57 Christopher Martius, Jochen Froebrich and Ernst-August Nuppenau Water Resource Management for Improving Environmental Security and Rural Livelihoods in the Irrigated Amu Darya Lowlands
58 Mara Tignino: Water Security in Times of Armed Conflicts
The book is presented in detail at: <http://www.afes-press-books.de/html/hexagon_04.htm&gt;
The first printing was sold out in six weeks but a reprint is now available again from Springer at: < http://www.springer.com/environment/book/978-3-540-68487-9&gt;.
The forewords and the list of contents is attached for your convenience.
With kind regards
Peace Research and European Security Studies (AFES-PRESS) e.V.
Hans Günter Brauch
Alte Bergsteige 47,
74821 Mosbach, Germany
phone: + 49-6261-12912

Author: Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.

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