"Rivers and Society" explores the ways in which human/river relations have shaped important historical transformation processes. With examples ranging from explorations of classical agrarian civilizations such as the Indus, Angkor and Maya, to analyses of the role of water in the modernization process of countries such as Spain, Britain and Japan, the international contributors shed new light on the ways in which the key relationship between humans and water has given rise to new forms of social organization, new technologies and economic activities
The given project is a cmponent of a series of projects under the common title "Improving the USe of Economic Instruments for Water Management in the Republic of Buryatia (Lake Baikal Basin), implemented under the auspices of the Orgnisation o Economic Coopertion and Development (OECD) within the framework of implementation of the EU Water Initiative as applied to the region of Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA). The given second report was prepared in order to analyse international experience in water resources management and identification of instruments that might be used in the Republic of Buryatia.
The article analyses the passages about different kinds of water used in the latin liturgy and described in the Rationale of the famous liturgist Guillaume Durand, Bishop of Mende.