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The atlas of water : mapping the world's most critical resource

Author: Maggie Black; Jannet King; Robin T Clarke
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Map : Atlas : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
Summary:
"Climate change and an exponential population explosion threaten the world's supply of fresh water, edging us closer to a global water crisis, with dire implications for agriculture, the economy, the environment, and human health. Completely revised and updated since its first edition, The Atlas of Water is a compelling visual guide to the state of this life-sustaining resource. Using vivid graphics, maps, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Maps
Reference works
Ouvrages de référence
Atlas
Material Type: Atlas, Internet resource
Document Type: Map, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Maggie Black; Jannet King; Robin T Clarke
ISBN: 9780520259348 0520259343
OCLC Number: 318874869
Notes: First ed. (2004) by Robin Clarke and Jannet King.
Description: 1 atlas (128 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 25 cm
Contents: The global water pot --
Water shortage --
Rising demand --
Dwindling supply --
Competition and conflict --
Climate change --
Urbanization --
Altered flows --
Draining wetlands --
Drylands and droughts --
Floods --
Water for drinking --
Water for sanitation --
Water at home --
Water and disease --
Disease vectors --
Water for food --
Dispossession by water --
Irrigation --
Water for industry --
Water for energy --
Water for fisheries --
Transport and leisure --
Water for sale --
Water pollutants --
Water pollution --
Damaged waterways --
Threatened ecologies --
Millennium development goals --
Treaties and obligations --
Deepening co-operation --
Managing water --
Water footprint --
Water at a price --
Technological fixes.
Responsibility: Maggie Black and Jannet King ; foreword by Margaret Catley-Carlson.

Abstract:

"Climate change and an exponential population explosion threaten the world's supply of fresh water, edging us closer to a global water crisis, with dire implications for agriculture, the economy, the environment, and human health. Completely revised and updated since its first edition, The Atlas of Water is a compelling visual guide to the state of this life-sustaining resource. Using vivid graphics, maps, and charts, it explores the complex human interaction with water over time and across the world. This vibrant atlas addresses all the pressing issues concerning water, from human impacts like dams and construction to water shortages and excessive demand, pollution, privatization, and water management. It also outlines critical tools for managing water, providing safe access to water, and preserving the future of the world's water supply."--Pub. desc.

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