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Water for food, water for life : a comprehensive assessment of water management in agriculture

Author: D Molden; International Water Management Institute.; Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture (Program)
Publisher: London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan, 2007.
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'The world water crisis has caught us unawares with a series of local hydrological pinchpoints rapidly escalating into a global pandemic of empty rivers dry boreholes and wrecked wetlands as profound as and often linked to climate change. The water crisis has badly needed its equivalent of the reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. And for the two-thirds of the world?s water that is used for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Water for food, water for life.
London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan, 2007
(DLC) 2008297586
(OCoLC)71285428
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: D Molden; International Water Management Institute.; Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture (Program)
ISBN: 9781136548529 1136548521 9781849773799 1849773793
OCLC Number: 854583706
Notes: "Published with the International Water Management Institute"--Page opposite title page.
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 645 pages) : color illustrations
Contents: Team for preparation of the report --
Summary for decisionmakers --
pt. 1: Setting the scene --
pt. 2: Trends and scenarios. Trends in water and agricultural development --
Looking ahead to 2050: scenarios of alternative investment approaches --
pt. 3: Integrating issues. Reversing the flow: agricultural water management pathways for poverty reduction --
Policy and institutional reform: the art of the possible --
Agriculture, water, and ecosystems: avoiding the costs of going too far --
Pathways for increasing agricultural water productivity --
pt. 4: Thematic issues. Managing water in rainfed agriculture --
Reinventing irrigation --
Groundwater: a global assessment of scale and significance --
Agricultural use of marginal-quality water- opportunities and challenges --
Inland fisheries and aquaculture --
Water and livestock for human development --
Rice: feeding the billions --
Conserving land- protecting water --
River basin development and management.
Other Titles: Water for life
Responsibility: edited by David Molden for Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture.
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Offering an assessment of the world's water, this book critically evaluates the thinking on water and its interplay with agriculture, charting the way forward with concrete actions from management to  Read more...

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