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Biswas, Asit K.

Works: 272 works in 974 publications in 8 languages and 23,623 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Adapter, win, Author of introduction, Creator, Publishing director, Contributor
Classifications: GB656, 551.4809
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Most widely held works about Asit K Biswas
Most widely held works by Asit K Biswas
Management of Latin American river basins : Amazon, Plata, and São Francisco( )

10 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Increasing populations, the environmental stresses of economic development, and water-related public health risks make sustainable water management increasingly complex. As per-capita demand for water in developing countries is steadily increasing, analysis indicates that the cost of future water source development will be double to triple the cost of similar projects in the current decade."--BOOK JACKET. "This book gathers expert analyses of issues surrounding three of Latin America's largest and most important rivers, including inter-state and intra-state conflicts over their fair and sustainable use."--Jacket
Conducting environmental impact assessment in developing countries by Prasad Modak( )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is a policy and management tool for planning and decision-making."--BOOK JACKET. "This volume includes an introduction to EIA, and explains its process, methods, and tools. It discusses the implementation of specific environmental management measures and the need for their constant monitoring. The authors also explore the writing and reviewing of an EIA report and the process of translating and communicating the findings of an EIA study to decision makers and the public. The book also examines emerging trends in EIA and concludes with a number of illustrative case studies."--Jacket
Water management in Islam by International Development Research Centre (Canada)( )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 1,489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents Islamic perspectives on a number of proposed water-management policies, including water demand management, wastewater reuse, and higher tariffs. The book opens avenues for a wider dialogue amongst researchers working at identifying the most promising water management policies, adds to our knowledge of some of the influences on formal policy and informal practice, and makes these ideals available to a broader public
Water as a human right for the Middle East and North Africa by Asit K Biswas( )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 1,468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sustainable development of the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna basins( )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Water institutions : policies, performance and prospects by Chennat Gopalakrishnan( )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This study is a major, first attempt to address comprehensively and in-depth the many issues associated with the institutional innovation in water resource management. It is a global survey and assessment of the structure, evolution and performance of water institutions in regional, national, and international settings. It includes: an analysis and discussion of the rationale for institutional innovations, based on case study findings; specific suggestions for sustainable institutional design, and recommendations for implementing institutional reforms."--BOOK JACKET
La gestion de l'eau selon l'Islam by Naser I Faruqui( )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in French and English and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Au Moyen-Orient et en Afrique du Nord, leau devient lenjeu crucial du dveloppement. La rgion est caractrise par l'un des taux moyens de croissance dmographique les plus levs du monde et par des ressources en eau peu abondantes. Dans cette rgion et dans dautres, les responsables des politiques ont souvent propos, voire tent de mettre en œuvre, des politiques de gestion de la demande en eau, par exemple des tarifs plus levs ou la privatisation, sans prendre en compte la culture et les valeurs locales. Pourtant, la culture, largement marque par la religion, influence manifestement
Water pricing and public-private partnership by Asit K Biswas( )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is no question that water pricing and public-private partnership can improve water management practices in the future. However, this concept is neither the cure-all many proponents argue, nor the disaster its opponents forecast. Providing a comprehensive and objective assessment of what does and does not work, where, why and under what circumstances, this informative collection assesses the social, economic, equity and institutional implications. This cohesive set of carefully selected essays, the result of The Third World Centre for Water Management and the Inter-American Development Ba
History of hydrology by Asit K Biswas( Book )

36 editions published between 1970 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu gai shu le shui wen ke xue zhi shi de xing cheng,Fa zhan he ji lei guo cheng,Ju ti nei rong bao kuo:gu dai guan yu shui de zhe xue si xiang,Gu dai zhong yao shui gong cheng yu shui wen xue,Quan yu he liu de qi yuan,Shui wen xun huan,Shui wen guan ce shi deng
Water quality management in the Americas by Asit K Biswas( )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book contains several in-depth case studies which comprehensively analyze the present status of water quality management practices at country and state levels, especially in terms of their effectiveness and overall impacts. The objective is to identify opportunities, shortcomings, and constraints that currently exist. The analyses include the mechanisms and instruments that have succeeded in improving water quality, at which locations, for what reasons, and how whatever constraints and deficiencies that exist at present can be overcome in the future in a cost-effective and timely manner. M
Food, climate, and man by Margaret R Biswas( Book )

12 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Management of transboundary rivers and lakes by Olli Varis( )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book analyses the magnitude of the transboundary water problems in different parts of the world, difficulties and constraints faced to resolve these problems, and successes and shortcomings to manage them. Written and edited by the world's leading water and legal experts, this authoritative book analyses the present situations, both globally and in case specific basins, and objectively reviews what management alternatives have worked and not worked, and the reasons why."--Jacket
Impacts of megaconferences on the water sector by Asit K Biswas( )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title is the first pioneering study to assess the impacts of the megaconferences on water policies, programs and projects at global, regional and national levels. The results are bleak
Global change : impacts on water and food security by Claudia Ringler( )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and German and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume examines the various drivers of global change, including climate change, and the use of agricultural knowledge, science, and technology, as well as the outcomes of global change processes, including impacts on water quality and human well-being. Several authors examine potential policy and institutional solutions afforded by globalization to the challenges ahead, particularly the role of trade policy. Financing water development in a more globalized world and adapting to global warming are also examined
Water management in 2020 and beyond by Asit K Biswas( )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Water is intertwined in the daily life of humans in countless ways. As water affects human lives, the mankind also effects the hydrological cycle. Water is largely a political good since a bulk of the mankind lives in river basins shared by two or more nations. This title approaches these complexities in depth
Impacts of large dams : a global assessment by Cecilia Tortajada( )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most controversial issues of the water sector in recent years has been the impacts of large dams. Proponents have claimed that such structures are essential to meet the increasing water demands of the world and that their overall societal benefits far outweight the costs. In contrast, the opponents claim that social and environmental costs of large dams far exceed their benefits, and that the era of construction of large dams is over. A major reason as to why there is no consensus on the overall benefits of large dams is because objective, authoritative and comprehensive evaluations
Systems approach to water management by Asit K Biswas( Book )

15 editions published between 1976 and 2000 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Water for urban areas : challenges and perspectives by Juha I Uitto( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book leading experts from four continents offer insights into varied issues of urban water management. In case studies from the South as well as the North, the authors seek solutions and identify strategies for sustainable management of water resources for burgeoning mega-cities. They consider both technical issues, such as wastewater reuse, and management issues, including financial mechanisms for improved water sector management. (Adapté du résumé de l'éditeur)
Creating shared value : impacts of Nestlé in Moga, India by Asit K Biswas( )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nestle's Moga factory was set up in 1961 and comprises of the primary milk collection area for Nestle s operations. Since its inception in Moga, Nestle has been working with its milk farmers and ancillary suppliers towards improving quality and productivity. The study presented in this book (carried out by the Third World Centre for Water Management, Mexico) highlights Nestle's way of doing business through its philosophy of Creating Shared Value (CSV) and how it contributed to the development of the region over the past 50 years through direct and indirect employment, steady income for milk and other suppliers, and technology transfer. The main objective of the study is to learn to what extent has Nestle contributed to fulfilling the societal aspirations and expectations of the people working in and around its factory in terms of employment generation, poverty alleviation, general improvements in the community s standards of living and environmental conservation. The study also tried to determine to what extent has the company created shared value for itself, milk farmers, ancillary firms, and the community at large. This effort aims at encouraging more research to be carried out to comprehensively and authoritatively look into the impacts private sector can have on and around the area where their factories are located and that way, contribute to our understanding of social-corporate-government interdependency
The Ozone layer : proceedings of the meeting of experts designated by governments, intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations on the ozone layer organized by the United Nations Environment Programme in Washington DC, 1-9 March 1977 by Asit K Biswas( Book )

24 editions published between 1977 and 1980 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ozone Layer contains the proceedings of the Meeting of Experts on the Ozone Layer, organized by the United Nations Environment Programme and held in Washington, DC, on March 1-9, 1977. The papers review all aspects of the ozone layer, including the potential impact of stratospheric pollution and a reduction in the ozone layer on mankind, and encompass fields ranging from stratopheric physics and chemistry to biology, ecology, trade, and economics. This book is comprised of 23 papers and begins with a discussion on the environmental aspects of stratospheric ozone depletion and the effects
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Water as a human right for the Middle East and North Africa
Conducting environmental impact assessment in developing countriesWater management in IslamWater as a human right for the Middle East and North AfricaSustainable development of the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna basinsWater institutions : policies, performance and prospectsWater pricing and public-private partnershipWater quality management in the AmericasManagement of transboundary rivers and lakes
Alternative Names
Asit Biswas indisch-kanadischer Hydrologe

Asit K. Biswas

Asit Kumar Biswas 1939-

Bisvas, A. K. 1939-

Bisvas, Azit K. 1939-

Biswas, A. K.

Biswas, A. K. 1939-

Biswas, A. K. (Asit K.)

Biswas, A. K. (Asit K.), 1939-

Biswas, Asit

Biswas, Asit K.

Biswas, Asit Kumar 1939-

أسيت بسواس، 1939-

أسيت كومار بسواس، 1939-

بسواس، أسيت ك.، 1939-

비스와즈, 아시트 K

ビスワス, アシット・K

English (249)

French (17)

Japanese (3)

Polish (3)

Chinese (2)

Russian (2)

German (1)

Dutch (1)