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Author Black, Maggie, 1945- author.

Title The atlas of water : mapping the world's most critical resource / Maggie Black.

Publication Info. Oakland, California : University of California Press, 2016.
Boston, Massachusetts : Credo Reference, 2017.


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 Axe Credo Reference E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Edition Third edition.
Description 1 online resource (58 entries) : 160 images ; digital files.
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part 1. A finite resource: 1. Global water; 2. Water's unequal distribution; 3. Water shortage; 4. Rising demand; 5. Dwindling supply; 6. Competition and conflict; 7. Environmental security -- Part 2. Water and climate change: 8. Ice and snow melt; 9. Storms and floods; 10. Droughts; 11. River basin stresses -- Part 3. Water for living: 12. Water for drinking; 13. Water for food; 14. Water for sanitation; 15. Water in the city; 16. Water at home; 17. Water and disease -- Part 4. Water for economic production: 18. Water footprint; 19. Water for irrigation; 20. Water for fisheries; 21. Water for industry; 22. Water for energy; 23. Transport and leisure; 24. Water for sale -- Part 5. Damaged water: 25. Dammed rivers; 26. Dispossession by water; 27. Water pollutants; 28. Water pollution; 29. Damaged waterways; 30. Threatened ecologies -- Part 6. Water for the future: 31. Technological fixes; 32. The rising price of water; 33. Treaties and obligations; 34. Striving for co-operation; 35. Managing the future -- Part 7. Data tables and sources: Needs and resources; Water uses; Sources -- Index.
Access Access restricted to authorized users and institutions.
Summary This vibrant atlas addresses all the pressing issues concerning water, from water shortages and excessive demand, to dams, pollution, and privatization, all considered in terms of the growing threat of an increasingly unpredictable climate. It also outlines critical tools for managing water, providing safe access to water, and preserving the future of the worlds water supply.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Note Description based on title page of print version.
Subject Water supply -- Maps.
Water quality -- Maps.
Groundwater -- Maps.
Water resources development -- Maps.
Water conservation -- Maps.
Water -- Pollution -- Maps.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Credo Reference (Firm), distributor.
Other Form: Print version: 0520292030 9780520292031 (DLC) 2016935699
ISBN 9780520292031 pbk. : alk. paper
9781786842800 electronic version

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