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High and dry : meeting the challenges of the world's growing dependence on groundwater

Author: William M Alley; Rosemarie Alley
Publisher: New Haven, Connecticut : Yale University Press, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Groundwater is essential for drinking water and food security. It provides enormous environmental benefits by keeping streams and rivers flowing. But a growing global population, widespread use of industrial chemicals, and climate change threaten this vital resource. Groundwater depletion and contamination has spread from isolated areas to many countries throughout the world. In this accessible and timely book,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William M Alley; Rosemarie Alley
ISBN: 9780300220384 0300220383
OCLC Number: 953985559
Description: ix, 294 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Beyond rain --
India's silent revolution --
Arizona --
The world's poorest people --
Not all aquifers are created equal --
Who owns groundwater? --
Streamflow depletion --
Water for nature --
That sinking feeling --
Recharge and recycling --
Poisoning the well --
Pathogens --
Arsenic --
Fracking --
Nitrate and aquifer protection --
Transboundary aquifers --
Sharing the common pool.
Other Titles: Meeting the challenges of the world's growing dependence on groundwater
Responsibility: William M. Alley and Rosemarie Alley.

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An engaging call to understand and protect groundwater, the primary source of drinking water for almost half of the world's population  Read more...

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Won the 2017 Choice Award for Outstanding Academic Title"Earth's water problems-both in quantity and in quality-are one of the 21st century's greatest challenges. High and Dry provides a vital Read more...

 
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