Water

From efforts at making running water available to all of Mumbai’s residents to managing the flow of rivers, people’s relationship with water is fraught with political, technological, and environmental challenges. These books and journal issues explore the myriad ways in which humans shape and are shaped by their relationships with water. They examine, among other issues, river restoration in Nepal, flood control in the United States, and the negotiation of indigeneity and water rights in Mexico. They also look at efforts to reintegrate the natural environment into Japanese social and political thought, the effects of the anthropocene on the environment, and how climate change impacts urban spaces. Traversing diverse geographical, methodological, and theoretical frameworks, these titles provide a varied look at the breadth and depth of current scholarship on water and the ways water can be both taken for granted by those who have easy access to water and central to the day to day lives of the billions of people who do not.

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