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World Water Congress - Adaptive Water Management: Looking to the Future
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The XIV World Water Congress of the International Water Resources Association is a global meeting for water resources decision-makers, researchers and practitioners. This year it will be held in Porto de Galinhas, Pernambuco Brazil, from September 25 - 29, 2011.

Approx. 70 oral sessions and 35 poster sessions, organized in five themes, will
provide the overall structure for the Congress:

* Adaptive water management
* Water resources and global change
* Governance and water law
* Knowledge systems
* Special sessions

International Water Resources Association (IWRA)
Energy and Water Resources Secretariat-State of Pernambuco
International Association for Water Law
Federal University of Pernambuco
VERSeau Developpement
Portuguese Water Resources Association
The University of Arizona
International Development Research Centre
Brazilian Water Resources Association
Singapore International Water Week
UNESCO International Hydrology Programme

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Wastewater Irrigation and Health: Assessing and Mitigating Risks in Low-Income Countries
published by Earthscan (download). Available soon in French: L'irrigation avec des eaux usées et la santé.

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Scott, C.A., N. Pineda Pablos. 2011 in press. Innovating resource regimes: water, wastewater, and the institutional dynamics of urban hydraulic reach in northwest Mexico. Geoforum doi:10.1016/j.geoforum.2011.02.003.

Scott, C.A., A. Browning-Aiken, K.J. Ormerod, R.G. Varady, C.D. Mogollon, C. Tessmer. 2011. Guidance on Links between Water Reclamation and Reuse and Regional Growth. WateReuse Research Foundation, Arlington, Virginia.

Scott, C.A., M.J. Pasqualetti. 2010. Energy and water resources scarcity: Critical infrastructure for growth and economic development in Arizona and Sonora. Natural Resources Journal 50(3): 645-682.

Akhter, M., K.J. Ormerod, C.A. Scott. 2010. Resilience, social agency, and water planning in Tucson, Arizona. Critical Planning 17: 46-65.

Wilder, M., C.A. Scott, N. Pineda Pablos, R.G. Varady, G.M. Garfin, J. McEvoy. 2010. Adapting across boundaries: climate change, social learning, and resilience in the U.S.-Mexico border region. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 100(4): 917-928.

Ormerod, K.J., C.A. Scott, A. Browning-Aiken. 2010. Public attitudes toward expanding reclaimed water use in Arizona. In Proceedings of 14th Annual Water Reuse & Desalination Research Conference, Tampa, Florida, May 24-25.

Milman, A., C.A. Scott. 2010. Beneath the surface: intranational institutions and management of the United States – Mexico transboundary Santa Cruz aquifer. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy 28: 528-551.

Scott, C.A., S. Dall’erba, R. Díaz-Caravantes. 2010. Groundwater rights in Mexican agriculture: spatial distribution and demographic determinants. Professional Geographer 62(1): 1-15.

Celio, M., C.A. Scott, M. Giordano. 2010. Urban-agricultural water appropriation: the Hyderabad, India case. The Geographical Journal 176(1): 39–57, doi: 10.1111/j.1475-4959.2009.00336.x

Ensink, J.H.J., C.A. Scott, S. Brooker, S. Cairncross. 2010. Sewage disposal in the Musi River, India: water quality remediation through irrigation infrastructure. Irrigation and Drainage Systems 24: 65-77 doi 10.1007/s10795-009-9088-4.

Scott, C.A., J.P. Venot, F. Molle. In press. Water, land, and development in comparative Arizona – Israeli – Palestinian perspective. In S.B. Megdal, R.G. Varady, S. Eden (eds.) Aridity, scarcity and shared water resources: Arizona, Israeli and Palestinian perspectives on solving water management challenges. UNESCO, Paris.

Eden, S., C.A. Scott, M.L. Lamberton, S.B. Megdal. In press. Energy-water interdependencies and the Central Arizona Project. In D. Kenney and R. Wilkinson (eds.) The Water-Energy Nexus in the American West, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK.

Scott, C.A., P. Silva-Ochoa. 2010. Collective action for sustainable water harvesting irrigation. In Resources, Rights, and Cooperation: A Sourcebook on Property Rights and Collective Action for Sustainable Development. International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC. pp. 80-83.

Scott, C.A. 2010. Groundwater. Encyclopedia of Geography. SAGE Publications, Thousand Oaks, California, <>.

Drechsel, P., C.A. Scott, L. Raschid, M. Redwood, A. Bahri (eds.). 2010. Wastewater Irrigation and Health: Assessing and Mitigating Risks in Low-Income Countries. Earthscan, London.


Scott, C.A., P.F. Robbins, A.C. Comrie. In review. Post-paradigmatic geographies of health: Human-pathogen interactions in changing environments. Annals of the Association of American Geographers.

Browning-Aiken, A., K.J. Ormerod, C.A. Scott. In review. Testing the climate for non-potable water reuse: opportunities and challenges in water-scarce urban growth corridors. Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning.

Vandervoet, P.L., S.B. Megdal, C.A. Scott. In review. Los acuíferos transfronterizos Santa Cruz y San Pedro de Arizona y Sonora: Estado actual y creación de bases de datos (The Santa Cruz and San Pedro transboundary aquifers of Arizona and Sonora: Current status and database creation) In G. Cordova, J. Dutram, B. Lara, and J. Rodriguez (Eds.) Fortaleciendo el diálogo social: El desarrollo humano transfronterizo en la región Sonora-Arizona (Strengthening social dialog: Transboundary human development in the Sonora-Arizona region). Universidad de Sonora. Hermosillo, Sonora.

Scott, C.A., S. Megdal, L.A. Oroz, J. Callegary, P. Vandervoet. In review. Assessment of United States – Mexico transboundary aquifers facing climate change and growth in urban water demand. Climate Research.

Scott, C.A., S.A. Pierce, M.J. Pasqualetti, A.L. Jones, B.E. Montz, J.H. Hoover. In review. Policy and institutional dimensions of the water-energy nexus. Energy Policy.

Halper, E., C.A. Scott, S. Yool. In review. Urban heat island, vegetation, and residential water use in Tucson, Arizona: a multi-scale investigation. Geographical Analysis.

Kumar, M.D., C.A. Scott, O.P. Singh. In review. Inducing the shift from flat-rate or free agricultural power to metered supply: Implications for groundwater depletion and power sector viability in India. Journal of Hydrology.

Scott, C.A. In review. The Water – energy – climate nexus: resources and policy outlook for aquifers in Mexico. Water Resources Research.

McKay, J., E. Lopez-Gunn, C.A. Scott, G. Keremane, Z. Wu, T. Harter. In review. From the ground up: lessons and transferability of pursuing sustainable yield and equitable groundwater access through regional groundwater management plans in Australia, Spain, and the United States. Water Policy.

de Gouvello, B., C.A. Scott (guest editors). Manuscripts in review for special issue “Water Governance: The Public-Private Debate.” Water International.



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