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A short course of lectures
«Society – Water – Technology»

Between Multiple Transformations and Systemic Path DependenciesPotential and Limits of Economic AnalysisThe Peace Treaty Between Israel and JordanWater StorageAwareness-Raising MeasuresUnpredictable Transboundary FlowsJudaism, Christianity, and IslamWater Scarcity in the Jordan River BasinProtection of the Agricultural SectorPractices of RegulationEcological Challenges, Social and Economic Opportunities: The Multiple Facets of Major Water Engineering ProjectsWater Governance: A Systemic ApproachWater Ethics – Orientation for Water Conflicts as Part of Interand Transdisciplinary DeliberationEconomic Instruments and IncentivesThe Lower Jordan River Basin and the Red Sea–Dead Sea Conveyance ProjectPolitics of WaterLessons Learnt, Open Research Questions and RecommendationsResearch in Two Case Studies: Irrigation and Land Use in the Fergana Valley and Water Management in the Lower Jordan ValleyMembers of the Interdisciplinary Research Group Society – Water – TechnologyAgricultural Water UseMajor Water Engineering Projects: Definitions, Framework Conditions, Systemic EffectsEnhancing Planning Processes and Evaluation Tools for MWEPsWater Resources of the Lower Jordan BasinTransformation and Path Dependencies in Fergana Valley's Post-Soviet Irrigation SystemThe Red Sea–Dead Sea Water Conveyance Study ProgrammeEcological Impact of Water Management and Irrigation PracticesSubjects of Water EthicsSocial ConflictsThe Governance ApproachSpatial Reform of WUAsThe Agreement Concerning the Utilisation of the Yarmuk WatersJordan's Shadow State and Water Management: Prospects for Water Security Will Depend on Politics and Regional CooperationGeographical Rescaling After IndependenceMWEPs as Coupled Technical-Social-Environmental SystemsResearching the Fergana Valley: Tasks and TopicsWater Resources Management in the Fergana ValleyNorthern Route (Atlit → Naharayim-Bakura → Dead Sea)I Context and ObjectivesLand Use and Agricultural ProductionPolitical and Institutional ObstaclesWater UseMediterranean Sea–Dead Sea Water ConveyanceDefining the ProblemLarge-Scale Restoration ProjectsII Major Water Engineering Projects – Challenges, Problems, OpportunitiesMajor Engineering Projects in the Water SectorDealing with ComplexityHistorical Setting of Tsarist Plans to Utilise Central Asian Water Resources to Large-Scale Soviet Irrigation in the Fergana ValleyRed Sea–Dead Sea Water ConveyanceClimateProposed StrategiesIV The Lower Jordan Valley – The Red Sea-Dead Sea onveyance Project and Its Complex HistoryControversial Discussions About Benefits and Costs of Major Water Engineering ProjectsConcluding RemarksSignificance and Exemplary Importance of the Case StudiesHydrological CharacteristicsThe Water Swap Memorandum of UnderstandingExtension of Wastewater Treatment PlantsConcluding CommentsWater Ethics and Specific Water ConflictsWUAs as Models for Emulation?Geography (Geomorphological Structure)Reclaiming the Dead Sea: Alternatives for ActionEarly Origins of WUAsThe Johnston PlanGeneral Overview of Fergana ValleyDiscussionDiscussion of Water Management ImpactsReform of the Water Management InstitutionsSelection of the Case Studies: A Wide Spectrum of Socio-Economic and Ecological Framework ConditionsWUAs as Building Blocks of Irrigation Management in the Fergana ValleySalient Features of Fergana's Irrigation SystemSystem Theory RevisitedMaking Ecosystem Services and Distributional Concerns Visible and Incorporating Them into Decision MakingGovernance ShortcomingsTechnologies, Incentives and Cost Recovery: Is There an Israeli Role Model?Who Should Bear the Full Costs of Water Services?Management StructuresThe Concept of Total Economic ValueObjectives and ApproachPersistence and Change Within Uzbekistan's Water ManagementThe Oslo II AgreementInterbasin Water-Transfer ProjectsThe Fergana ValleyEcological Trade-OffsAn Evaluation Framework of MWEPsNo Freedom for Individual ChoiceFergana Valley's WUAs in PracticeWater Uses and Water AbstractionsThe Interdisciplinary Research Tradition of the BerlinBrandenburg Academy of Sciences and HumanitiesDemographyThe Lower Jordan BasinNational and Regional SolutionsSouthern Route (Ashkelon → Qumran)History of Water Conflicts, Cooperation and TreatiesWUAs in the Global Discourse on Integrated Water Resources ManagementSubstantial and Procedural Aspects of Water EthicsEconomical Necessities to Maintain Irrigation InfrastructuresIrrigation NetworkConcluding RemarksThe Value of Water in Different CulturesTheory, the Market and the State: Agricultural Reforms in Post Socialist Uzbekistan Between Economic Incentives and Institutional ObstaclesV Outlook and Options for ActionSome Economics of Water PricingImproving Responsiveness and ResponsibilityThe Evolution of Israel's Water and Agrarian PolicyDefinition of Major Water Engineering Projects – A ProposalThe Need for Water Ethics Beyond Value AssignmentWater ConflictsWestern ModernityThe Shadow StateConcluding RemarksWater Resources, Cooperation and Power Asymmetries in the Water Management of the Lower Jordan Valley: The Situation Today and the Path that Has Led ThereAcknowledgementsHydropower Mega DamsTransformation and Path Dependencies in Fergana Valley's Post-Soviet AgricultureClimate and DemographyWater Conveyance from the Red Sea and the Mediterranean SeaThe Politics of Co-optionIrrigation Infrastructure in Fergana Today: Ecological Implications – Economic NecessitiesDead Sea Reclamation Based on Recycled WaterPractices of LeadershipInterdisciplinary Research on Water ResourcesCan Israel Serve as a Role Model? 10 Lessons to Be LearntDemand Exceeds SupplyAims and Working Structure of the Interdisciplinary Research Group Society – Water – TechnologyWater EthicsOrganisational Structure of WUAsPractices of EducationWater BalanceHow to Cover the Cost of Dead Sea Reclamation?Building Water Security Through Political ReformsWhere Water Meets Agriculture: The Ambivalent Role of Water Users AssociationsStrengthening International Coordination and Cooperation Around WEPsDesalinationPrinciples, Trends and Framework Conditions of Major Water Engineering ProjectsWater Technologies – Uses and FunctionsReview of the Literature on Water EthicsIII The Fergana Valley – Uzbekistan's Hydro-Agricultural System Between Inertia and ChangeNeglected Values of Major Water Engineering Projects: Ecosystem Services, Social Impacts, and Economic ValuationWater DistributionWhat Are the Full Costs of Water and Its Services?Practices of RepresentationFrom Upscaling to Rescaling: Transforming the Fergana Basin from Tsarist Irrigation to Water Management for an Independent UzbekistanCultural and Social Preconditions of the Ethical DiscourseEnvironmental Consequences of Current Water UsesThe Emergence of Major Water Engineering Projects Worldwide: Large Dams on the AdvancePost-Soviet Transformation as a Multi-dimensional, Long-Term ProcessLack of Clearly Defined Water Rights and Unclear Role of Water Users AssociationsCollector-Drainage NetworkWater ProductivityCurrent Status of WUAsProposed ActionsCross-Analysis of the Case StudiesNavigable WaterwaysA Global View on Future Major Water Engineering ProjectsThe Fergana Valley
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