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

Author: Maggie Black; Jannet King; Margaret Catley-Carlson
Publisher: London : Earthscan, cop. 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd editionView all editions and formats
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Covers a wide range of topics to map how our limited water resources are shared and used around the world. This atlas includes maps on climate change, water for tourism, dam construction,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: [Atlas]
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maggie Black; Jannet King; Margaret Catley-Carlson
ISBN: 9781844078271 1844078272
OCLC Number: 690670901
Description: 1 vol. (128 p.) : cartes en coul., couv. ill. en coul. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Part I: A Finite Resource 1. The Global Water Pot 2. Water Shortage 3. Rising Demand 4. Dwindling Supply 5. Competition and Conflict 6. Climate Change Part II: Environmental Pressures 7. Urbanization 8. Altered Flows 9. Draining Wetlands 10. Drylands and Droughts 11. Floods Part III: Water for Living 12. Water for Drinking 13. Water for Sanitation 14. Water at Home 15. Water and Disease 16. Harbouring Disease 17. Water for Food 18. Dispossession by Water Part IV: Water for Economic Production 19. Irrigation 20. Water for Industry 21. Water for Energy 22. Water for Fisheries 23. Transport and Leisure 24. Water for Sale Part V: Damaged Water 25. Water Pollutants 26. Water Pollution 27. Damaged Waterways 28. Threatened Ecologies Part VI: Water for the Future 29. MDGs 30. Treaties and Obligations 31. Deepening Cooperation 32. Managing Water Resources 33. Water Footprint 34. Water at a Price 35. Technological Fixes Part VII: Data Tables Needs and Resources Uses and Abuses Glossary Useful Conversions Useful Sources References Index
Responsibility: Maggie Black and Jannet King ; foreword by Margaret Catley-Carlson.

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