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Virtual water : tackling the threat to our planet's most precious resource

Author: J A Allan
Publisher: London : I.B. Tauris, 2011.
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The groundbreaking new concept that reveals the true and hazardous extent of our everyday water consumption. How much water does it take to make a cup of coffee? The answer may shock you: 140 litres! That's the true amount of water used in growing, producing, packaging and shipping the beans you use to make your morning coffee. Your lunchtime hamburger takes 2,400 litres and that favourite pair of blue jeans a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Allan, Tony.
Virtual Water.
London : I.B. Tauris, 2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: J A Allan
ISBN: 9780857720115 0857720112 9780857730503 0857730509 9781845119843 1845119843 9781845119836 1845119835
OCLC Number: 756484411
Description: 1 online resource (383 pages)
Contents: Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Getting wise about water; 2. Beneath the surface: a guide to getting water wise; 3. Well-fed, well-watered and well-paid: water and the subsidised agriculture of the industrialised nations; 4. Big and beautiful: how the BRICS economies could save the planet; 5. Keeping their heads above the water: differing experiences in developing economies; 6. Watertight: virtual-water 'trade' and whether humanity sinks or swims; The virtual-water gallery; Index.
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The groundbreaking new concept that reveals the true and hazardous extent of our everyday water consumption. This book shows how we as individuals, and governments globally, can make a contribution  Read more...

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'I heartily recommend the book as essential reading as is not only informative but also fun and easy to read.' - Barbara Frost, CE of WaterAid

 
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