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Cape Town's Contested Hierarchy of Demand for Agricultural and Municipal Water in a Rainfed Economy 2017-2018

Anthony Colman.

in The Oxford Handbook of Food, Water and Society

P ublished online January 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Environmental Science; Earth Sciences and Geography; Oceanography and Hydrology. 7916 words.

The article provides an analysis of the stakeholders involved in policy decision making on water utilization, especially during the Water Crisis of 2017–2018. It looks at this...

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Circumventing Water Scarcity in the Jordan Basin

Michael Gilmont, Lara Nassar, Erica Harper, Nadav Tal and Steve Rayner.

in The Oxford Handbook of Food, Water and Society

P ublished online April 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Environmental Science; Earth Sciences and Geography; Oceanography and Hydrology. 7441 words.

This chapter examines trends in water resources used in Jordan and Israel. Specifically it illustrates how these two economies have circumvented significant limits in their...

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Coastal Hazards, Risks, and Marine Extreme Events

Eduardo Marone, Ricardo de Camargo and Julio Salcedo Castro.

P ublished online October 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Natural Disasters (Environmental Science); Oceanography and Hydrology; Atmospheric Sciences; Geophysics. 7286 words.

This article describes the threat costal hazards pose to existing life in light of climate change and natural disaster. It includes an overview of flooding, extreme waves, and other...

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Coastal Hazards, Risks, and Marine Extreme Events

Eduardo Marone, Ricardo de Camargo and Julio Salcedo Castro.

P ublished online October 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Natural Disasters (Environmental Science); Oceanography and Hydrology; Atmospheric Sciences; Geophysics. 7286 words.

This article describes the threat costal hazards pose to existing life in light of climate change and natural disaster. It includes an overview of flooding, extreme waves, and other...

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Farmer-led Water User Associations in Agricultural Water Management

Rami Zurayk and Azza Dirar.

in The Oxford Handbook of Food, Water and Society

P ublished online May 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Environmental Science; Earth Sciences and Geography; Oceanography and Hydrology. 11774 words.

Since agriculture consumes the largest share of the world’s water, farmers undoubtedly play an instrumental role in the management of this precious resource. As such, various...

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A Farmer's Experience of Conservation Agriculture in the UK

Anthony J. Reynolds.

in The Oxford Handbook of Food, Water and Society

P ublished online August 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Environmental Science; Earth Sciences and Geography; Oceanography and Hydrology. 6250 words.

Conservation agricultural practices have been widely adopted across the world in the past 30 years. Farmers recognized that their soils had been degraded by deep ploughing and...

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Food and Water Management in Northwest Africa

Mustapha Besbes, Jamel Chahed and Abdelkader Hamdane.

in The Oxford Handbook of Food, Water and Society

P ublished online May 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Environmental Science; Earth Sciences and Geography; Oceanography and Hydrology. 7720 words.

Northwest African countries (NA) consume 70 percent of their renewable water resources, and groundwater overdraft has become a major problem. Blue water irrigation represents 17...

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Food and Water Management in Southern Africa

Peter Johnston and Arthur Chapman.

in The Oxford Handbook of Food, Water and Society

P ublished online May 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Environmental Science; Earth Sciences and Geography; Oceanography and Hydrology. 9959 words.

Irrigation is a critical input for raising food production in southern Africa, parts of which are food-insecure, especially as a result of low levels of technology employed, low...

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Food and Water Security in North America’s Transboundary Sonoran Desert

America Lutz Ley, Ryan Lee, Yulia Peralta and Christopher Scott.

in The Oxford Handbook of Food, Water and Society

P ublished online August 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Environmental Science; Earth Sciences and Geography; Oceanography and Hydrology. 7391 words.

The United-States-Mexico food system, and in particular the section located in the Sonoran Desert, is an example of the detrimental effects that result from instensified food...

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Food and Water Security in the Mediterranean Basin

Michel Petit and Phillipe Le Grusse.

in The Oxford Handbook of Food, Water and Society

P ublished online July 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Environmental Science; Earth Sciences and Geography; Oceanography and Hydrology. 8109 words.

The food and water challenges to be faced in the Mediterranean Basin, particularly those on the southern and eastern shores, are daunting. They form a complex nexus of problems...

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Food and Water Security in West Africa

Timothy O. Williams.

in The Oxford Handbook of Food, Water and Society

P ublished online May 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Environmental Science; Earth Sciences and Geography; Oceanography and Hydrology. 6896 words.

This chapter examines the links between water, food and society in Africa. Agricultural transformation to promote growth, eliminate poverty and hunger and sustain ecosystems is...

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Food and Water Security in West Asia

Eckart Woertz.

in The Oxford Handbook of Food, Water and Society

P ublished online May 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Environmental Science; Earth Sciences and Geography; Oceanography and Hydrology. 6613 words.

West Asia is one of the most water-scarce regions of the world and one of its foremost importers of virtual water despite sustained efforts at self-sufficiency, especially in...

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Food, Water and Society

Brendan Bromwich, Tony Allan, Anthony Colman and Martin Keulertz.

in The Oxford Handbook of Food, Water and Society

P ublished online May 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Environmental Science; Earth Sciences and Geography; Oceanography and Hydrology. 9441 words.

Society’s greatest use of water is in food production, a fact that puts farmers centre stage in global environmental management. Management of food value chains, however, is not...

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Gender, Poverty and Politics Along the Real-Virtual Water Spectrum

Floriane Clement and Alan Nicol.

in The Oxford Handbook of Food, Water and Society

P ublished online November 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Environmental Science; Earth Sciences and Geography; Oceanography and Hydrology. 7466 words.

Whereas international debates have increasingly acknowledged the role of gender in food and water security, they have often focussed somewhat exclusively on the role of women in...

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Global food Trade and Local Water Resources

Arjen Hoekstra.

in The Oxford Handbook of Food, Water and Society

P ublished online May 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Environmental Science; Earth Sciences and Geography; Oceanography and Hydrology. 8863 words.

Given that food production requires a lot of water, more than any other economic sector, one would expect that the world’s food production concentrates in places where water is...

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The Global Uptake of Conservation Agriculture and the Impact on Water-Related Ecosystem Services

Amir Kassam and David Coates.

in The Oxford Handbook of Food, Water and Society

P ublished online October 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Environmental Science; Earth Sciences and Geography; Oceanography and Hydrology. 7329 words.

Conventional tillage agriculture has a built-in propensity for soil erosion and land degradation leading to loss of ecosystem services that are required to sustain agricultural...

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Green Water and Food Security

Garrison Sposito.

in The Oxford Handbook of Food, Water and Society

P ublished online May 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Environmental Science; Earth Sciences and Geography; Oceanography and Hydrology. 7063 words.

Green water is defined as the water in soil that is potentially available to plants for uptake and subsequent transpiration. Despite the fact that crop biomass is directly...

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Green Water Used By Plants And Managed By Farmers

David Leslie Dent.

in The Oxford Handbook of Food, Water and Society

P ublished online May 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Environmental Science; Earth Sciences and Geography; Oceanography and Hydrology. 5649 words.

All fresh water is delivered by the soil. There are two critical junctures: when rain hits the ground—where it may infiltrate or run off carrying the soil with it; and in the...

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Incentive Programs to Address the Challenges of Hunger, Undernutrition, and Obesity in the United States

Gus Schumacher and Emily Nink.

in The Oxford Handbook of Food, Water and Society

P ublished online August 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Environmental Science; Earth Sciences and Geography; Oceanography and Hydrology. 7609 words.

Across the world, many people remain food insecure, and unhealthy dietary patterns are driving up health costs. Solutions to these problems will impact food production and water...

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Modelling Agricultural Controls for Flooding and Soil Erosion

Roger Moussa and Bruno Cheviron.

in The Oxford Handbook of Food, Water and Society

P ublished online November 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Environmental Science; Earth Sciences and Geography; Oceanography and Hydrology. 7016 words.

Floods are the highest-impact natural disasters. In agricultural basins, anthropogenic features are significant factors in controlling flood and erosion. A...

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