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Water and the future of humanity : revisiting water security

Author: Gulbenkian Think Tank on Water and the Future of Humanity,; Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian.
Publisher: New York : Springer, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This unique, engaging, and highly authoritative volume enlightens readers on changes needed in the way society accesses, provides, and uses water. It further shines a light on changes needed in the way we use food, energy, and other goods and services in relation to water, and offers projections and recommendations, up to 2050, that apply to water access challenges facing the poor and the common misuse of water in  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gulbenkian Think Tank on Water and the Future of Humanity,; Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian.
ISBN: 3319014560 9783319014562 9783319014562
OCLC Number: 860707070
Description: xxi, 241 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Our Water, Our Future --
Drivers of Water Demand, Course Changes, and Outcomes --
Water Management in a Variable and Changing Climate --
Water for a Healthy Environment --
Integrated Urban Water Resources Management --
Water and Food Security: Growing Uncertainties and New Opportunities --
Water and Energy --
Water Projections and Scenarios: Thinking About Our Future --
Our Water Future: Leadership and Individual Responsibility.
Responsibility: the Gulbenkian Think Tank on Water and the Future of Humanity.

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This book examines actions scientists, policy makers and consumers can take to meet the water management challenges of a warming planet. It details a global water demand model up to the year 2050,  Read more...

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