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«Society – Water – Technology»

Interbasin Water-Transfer ProjectsEconomical Necessities to Maintain Irrigation InfrastructuresHydropower Mega DamsWater Governance: A Systemic ApproachNavigable WaterwaysMajor Water Engineering Projects: Definitions, Framework Conditions, Systemic EffectsGeneral Overview of Fergana ValleyCurrent Status of WUAsWhat Are the Full Costs of Water and Its Services?Climate and DemographyThe Shadow StateInterdisciplinary Research on Water ResourcesMWEPs as Coupled Technical-Social-Environmental SystemsEcological Impact of Water Management and Irrigation PracticesResearching the Fergana Valley: Tasks and TopicsHistorical Setting of Tsarist Plans to Utilise Central Asian Water Resources to Large-Scale Soviet Irrigation in the Fergana ValleyDiscussion of Water Management ImpactsWater StorageProtection of the Agricultural SectorThe Value of Water in Different CulturesWater Conveyance from the Red Sea and the Mediterranean SeaWater Resources of the Lower Jordan BasinDemographyOrganisational Structure of WUAsThe Lower Jordan River Basin and the Red Sea–Dead Sea Conveyance ProjectSome Economics of Water PricingMediterranean Sea–Dead Sea Water ConveyanceProposed ActionsWater Ethics – Orientation for Water Conflicts as Part of Interand Transdisciplinary DeliberationProposed StrategiesAn Evaluation Framework of MWEPsEarly Origins of WUAsThe Peace Treaty Between Israel and JordanJudaism, Christianity, and IslamAcknowledgementsWater EthicsWater UseMaking Ecosystem Services and Distributional Concerns Visible and Incorporating Them into Decision MakingSystem Theory RevisitedMajor Engineering Projects in the Water SectorLand Use and Agricultural ProductionWUAs as Building Blocks of Irrigation Management in the Fergana ValleyWho Should Bear the Full Costs of Water Services?Cross-Analysis of the Case StudiesGovernance ShortcomingsThe Water Swap Memorandum of UnderstandingLack of Clearly Defined Water Rights and Unclear Role of Water Users AssociationsTechnologies, Incentives and Cost Recovery: Is There an Israeli Role Model?WUAs in the Global Discourse on Integrated Water Resources ManagementThe Need for Water Ethics Beyond Value AssignmentCultural and Social Preconditions of the Ethical DiscourseFergana Valley's WUAs in PracticeThe Lower Jordan BasinLessons Learnt, Open Research Questions and RecommendationsCollector-Drainage NetworkImproving Responsiveness and ResponsibilityV Outlook and Options for ActionDiscussionAims and Working Structure of the Interdisciplinary Research Group Society – Water – TechnologyThe Johnston PlanPotential and Limits of Economic AnalysisControversial Discussions About Benefits and Costs of Major Water Engineering ProjectsThe Evolution of Israel's Water and Agrarian PolicyWater BalanceDesalinationWater Resources, Cooperation and Power Asymmetries in the Water Management of the Lower Jordan Valley: The Situation Today and the Path that Has Led ThereWater Resources Management in the Fergana ValleyPolitics of WaterIrrigation NetworkThe Oslo II AgreementPost-Soviet Transformation as a Multi-dimensional, Long-Term ProcessManagement StructuresPersistence and Change Within Uzbekistan's Water ManagementSouthern Route (Ashkelon → Qumran)The Fergana ValleyThe Agreement Concerning the Utilisation of the Yarmuk WatersThe Politics of Co-optionAwareness-Raising MeasuresHydrological CharacteristicsReclaiming the Dead Sea: Alternatives for ActionTransformation and Path Dependencies in Fergana Valley's Post-Soviet AgricultureDefining the ProblemHow to Cover the Cost of Dead Sea Reclamation?The Concept of Total Economic ValueWater Scarcity in the Jordan River BasinDemand Exceeds SupplyThe Fergana ValleyWater ConflictsWhere Water Meets Agriculture: The Ambivalent Role of Water Users AssociationsHistory of Water Conflicts, Cooperation and TreatiesClimateGeography (Geomorphological Structure)IV The Lower Jordan Valley – The Red Sea-Dead Sea onveyance Project and Its Complex HistoryA Global View on Future Major Water Engineering ProjectsCan Israel Serve as a Role Model? 10 Lessons to Be LearntFrom Upscaling to Rescaling: Transforming the Fergana Basin from Tsarist Irrigation to Water Management for an Independent UzbekistanConcluding RemarksTheory, the Market and the State: Agricultural Reforms in Post Socialist Uzbekistan Between Economic Incentives and Institutional ObstaclesSubstantial and Procedural Aspects of Water EthicsWater Ethics and Specific Water ConflictsPractices of EducationPolitical and Institutional ObstaclesEcological Challenges, Social and Economic Opportunities: The Multiple Facets of Major Water Engineering ProjectsUnpredictable Transboundary FlowsPractices of RepresentationNorthern Route (Atlit → Naharayim-Bakura → Dead Sea)Water ProductivityDefinition of Major Water Engineering Projects – A ProposalConcluding CommentsStrengthening International Coordination and Cooperation Around WEPsEcological Trade-OffsWater DistributionSelection of the Case Studies: A Wide Spectrum of Socio-Economic and Ecological Framework ConditionsWestern ModernityReform of the Water Management InstitutionsResearch in Two Case Studies: Irrigation and Land Use in the Fergana Valley and Water Management in the Lower Jordan ValleyDealing with ComplexityGeographical Rescaling After IndependenceRed Sea–Dead Sea Water ConveyanceII Major Water Engineering Projects – Challenges, Problems, OpportunitiesSignificance and Exemplary Importance of the Case StudiesIII The Fergana Valley – Uzbekistan's Hydro-Agricultural System Between Inertia and ChangeSalient Features of Fergana's Irrigation SystemThe Governance ApproachWater Uses and Water AbstractionsJordan's Shadow State and Water Management: Prospects for Water Security Will Depend on Politics and Regional CooperationTransformation and Path Dependencies in Fergana Valley's Post-Soviet Irrigation SystemEnhancing Planning Processes and Evaluation Tools for MWEPsMembers of the Interdisciplinary Research Group Society – Water – TechnologyPrinciples, Trends and Framework Conditions of Major Water Engineering ProjectsWater Technologies – Uses and FunctionsPractices of LeadershipSubjects of Water EthicsAgricultural Water UseIrrigation Infrastructure in Fergana Today: Ecological Implications – Economic NecessitiesSpatial Reform of WUAsNational and Regional SolutionsDead Sea Reclamation Based on Recycled WaterThe Red Sea–Dead Sea Water Conveyance Study ProgrammeSocial ConflictsBetween Multiple Transformations and Systemic Path DependenciesThe Emergence of Major Water Engineering Projects Worldwide: Large Dams on the AdvanceEnvironmental Consequences of Current Water UsesThe Interdisciplinary Research Tradition of the BerlinBrandenburg Academy of Sciences and HumanitiesNo Freedom for Individual ChoiceBuilding Water Security Through Political ReformsExtension of Wastewater Treatment PlantsNeglected Values of Major Water Engineering Projects: Ecosystem Services, Social Impacts, and Economic ValuationReview of the Literature on Water EthicsI Context and ObjectivesConcluding RemarksObjectives and ApproachWUAs as Models for Emulation?Concluding RemarksEconomic Instruments and IncentivesPractices of RegulationLarge-Scale Restoration Projects
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