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Title Troubled waters : confronting the water crisis in Australia's cities / edited by Patrick Troy.

Publication Info. Canberra, ACT, Australia : ANU E Press, 2008.

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Description 1 online resource (1 online resource (ix, 217 pages))
Note Description base on print version record.
Title from PDF title page (viewed July 16, 2008).
Contents Introduction: The water services problem / Patrick Troy -- The life and times of the Chadwickian solution / Tony Dingle -- The water crisis in Southeast Queensland: How desalination turned the region into carbon emission heaven / Peter Spearritt -- Down the gurgler: Historical influences on Australian domestic water consumption / Graeme Davison -- Nature, networks and desire: Changing cultures of water in Australia / Lesley Head -- Urban water: Policy, institutions and government / Steve Dovers -- Sustainability in urban water futures / Geoff Syme -- Exploiting the unspeakable: Third-party access to sewage and public-sector sewerage infrastructure / Janice Gray and Alex Gardner -- Property in urban water: Private rights and public governance / Lee Godden -- Conclusion: A new solution / Patrick Troy.
Summary "The traditional way water services have been provided has been to rely on predict and provide approaches that have given primacy to consideration of the supply of water services. This approach has been given a more economistic flavour in recent times. This book is designed to explore the nature of the demand for urban water services and how that has changed over the last century. It will discuss how the demand for centralised provision of urban water services might be re-shaped to enable urban areas to better cope with the water supplies that might be expected to change as the cities adjust to climate change."--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Water consumption -- Australia.
Water conservation -- Australia.
Water resources development -- Australia.
Dwellings -- Energy consumption -- Australia.
Climatic changes -- Australia.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Regional Planning.
Climatic changes. (OCoLC)fst00864229
Dwellings -- Energy consumption. (OCoLC)fst00900040
Water conservation. (OCoLC)fst01171608
Water consumption. (OCoLC)fst01171648
Water resources development. (OCoLC)fst01171955
Australia. (OCoLC)fst01204543
Added Author Troy, Patrick Nicol.
ANU E Press.
Other Form: Print version: Troubled waters. Acton, A.C.T. : ANU E Press, 2008 9781921313837 (DLC) 2009367109 (OCoLC)243690629
ISBN 9781921313844 (electronic bk.)
1921313846 (electronic bk.)
9781921313837
1921313838
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