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Author Chartres, Colin John, 1951-

Title Out of water : from abundance to scarcity and how to solve the world's water problems / Colin Chartres and Samyuktha Varma.

Imprint Upper Saddle River, N.J. : FT Press, c2011.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  333.91 C385o 2011    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xxiii, 230 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-220) and index.
Contents Not another crisis! -- From abundance to scarcity in 25 years -- Causes of water scarcity -- Climate change and water -- Agriculture and water -- Water, food, and poverty -- Integrating water -- Water governance for people and the environment -- Water rights and water costs -- Solving the world's water problems.
Summary Around the world, water shortages are occurring even in areas known for significant rainfall. In drier regions, shortages are already causing crop failures and starvation, and long-term economic development. Urbanization, industrialization, changing diets, biofuel production, and climate change are all aligning to exacerbate the crisis. As water shortages lead to food and health crises, they may trigger greater social unrest and, thus, foster terrorism and potentially water wars. This work explains where we stand and how we got here, and what we can do about it. The authors don't just illuminate the coming global water crisis. They present innovative, workable solutions in agriculture, engineering, governance, and beyond, including state-of-the-art techniques for integrated water management -- From book jacket.
Subject Water resources development.
Sustainable development.
Climatic changes -- Environmental aspects.
Added Author Varma, Samyuktha, 1981-
ISBN 9780131367265 (alk. paper)
0131367269 (alk. paper)

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