Water Resources Efficient, Sustainable and Equitable Use

ISBN-10: 190659807X

ISBN-13: 9781906598075

Edition: 2009

Authors: Wolfram Mauser

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Water is essential for the functioning and survival of life on earth. Around a third of the world's population suffers due to a lack of it and by the year 2025, this is likely to rise to two-thirds. This book shows what conflicts this will entail and aims to provide a basis for possible solutions.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Haus Publishing
Publication date: 9/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 212
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Editor's Foreword
Preface
Introduction
Water in the Global Life-Support System of the Earth
Water - a unique substance
Why are life and water an inseparable unit?
The third equilibrium
Human life on Earth
What kind of framework does nature provide for using water?
Water usage through nature and society
Blue and green water
Summary
How is Water Used? - Regional Examples
The Aral Sea
The River Nile
How Much Water is Available? - A New Perspective
The Dublin statement on water and sustainable development
Water in numbers
Water and Land Use
What do people do locally?
What do people do globally?
How have people changed global land use?
People were nomads
People became farmers
People are city dwellers
People behave differently than the Earth system
Water for people and nature
Summary
How Much Water Do People Need?
Drinking water
Sanitary water
Water for industry
Water for food
Water and lifestyles
Summary
Virtual Water
What is virtual water?
Combing consumption and environmental sustainability: The Water Footprint
The Future of our Water Resources
How much water will we need in the future?
Where will the additional water come from?
Using water better: more crop per drop
Ways to achieve the sustainable use of the water resources
Glossary
References
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