The Blue Revolution - integrated land and water resources management - 2nd edition

Ian R. Calder 
Earthscan  September 2005  

Paperback  234 pp  ISBN 9781844072392      £30.00

Hardback  234 pp  ISBN 9781844072408      £90.00
This update to Blue Revolution provides further evidence of the need to integrate land management decision-making into the process of integrated water resources management. It presents the key issues involved in finding the balance between the competing demands for land and water: for food and other forms of economic production, for sustaining livelihoods, and for conservation, amenity, recreation and the requirements of the environment. It also advocates the means and methodologies for addressing them.

A new chapter, Policies, Power and Perversity, describes the perverse outcomes that can result from present, often myth-based, land and water policies which do not consider these land and water interactions. New research and case studies involving ILWRM concepts are presented for the Panama Canal catchments and in relation to afforestation proposals for the UK Midlands.


  • Introduction: The Revolution
  • New Understanding
  • Land Use and Water Interactions
  • Forests and Water
  • Myths and Mother Statements
  • Water Resources and the Limits Concept
  • A Systems Approach to Estimating Evaporation
  • The New Ideals
  • Policies, Power and Perversity
  • Water Resource Conflicts
  • Integrated Land and Water Resources Management
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