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The Resource Out of water : from abundance to scarcity and how to solve the world's water problems, Colin Chartres and Samyuktha Varma

Out of water : from abundance to scarcity and how to solve the world's water problems, Colin Chartres and Samyuktha Varma

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Out of water : from abundance to scarcity and how to solve the world's water problems
Title
Out of water
Title remainder
from abundance to scarcity and how to solve the world's water problems
Statement of responsibility
Colin Chartres and Samyuktha Varma
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "'No water, no life. Are you wondering how this planet can be 'running out of water' when it still rains and rivers flow? This book is your guide. Colin Chartres has lived his life to improve the management of the water that gives life to all. His lessons are worth learning."Margaret Catley-Carlson, Member of the UN Secretary General's Advisory Board, Chair of the Global Water Partnership, and former Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF" ""Chartres and Varma ably combine sound science and intelligent writing to illuminate the enormous technical and managerial challenges inherent in meeting the worlds rapidly growing water needs. Wisely, Out of Water pays special attention to the complexities of managing water for agriculture, by far the largest consumer of water worldwide and the major contributor to water scarcity."Roberto Lenton, Chair, Inspection Panel, The World Bank" ""Ensuring that we use water more wisely, more productively, and less profligately will be one of the defining challenges...of this century. There are solutions, and while implementing these will not be easy, but they are achievable, as pointed out in this book."From the Foreword by DR. Joachim Von Braun Director, Center for Development Research (ZEF)" "Around the world, water shortages are occurring even in areas known for significant rainfall. In drier regions, shortages are already causing crop failures and starvation, and long-term economic development. Urbanization, industrialization, changing diets, biofuel production, and climate change are all aligning to exacerbate the crisis. As water shortages lead to food and health crises, they may trigger greater social unrest and, thus, foster terrorism and potentially water wars."
  • "Out of Water explains where we stand and how we got here, and what we can do about it. Chartres and Varma don't just illuminate the coming global water crisis. They present innovative, workable solutions in agriculture, engineering, governance, and beyond, including state-of-the-art techniques for integrated water management." "Accessible, realistic, and up-to-date, Out of Water will be an indispensable resource for everyone concerned with public health, poverty, food security, or economic growth-in government, NGOs, and the private sector alike." "The Perfect Storm: Food, Fuel, Urbanization, Industry, and Climate Change" "Understanding the trends converging to generate an unprecedented global water gap" "Real Answers Proven to Work" "Better efficiency, proven reforms, improved governance, well-targeted incentives" "The Value of Integrated water Resource Management" "How to integrate the understanding, governance, and management of water resources" "Why It's Your Problem, No Matter Where You Live" "How water scarcity will affect how and where we get our food and fuel in the future"--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chartres, Colin John
Dewey number
333.91
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HD1691
LC item number
.C493 2011
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
HD1691
NAL item number
.C493 2011
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1981-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Varma, Samyuktha
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Water resources development
  • Sustainable development
  • Climatic changes
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Out of water : from abundance to scarcity and how to solve the world's water problems, Colin Chartres and Samyuktha Varma
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-220) and index
Contents
Not another crisis! -- From abundance to scarcity in 25 years -- Causes of water scarcity -- Climate change and water -- Agriculture and water -- Water, food, and poverty -- Integrating water -- Water governance for people and the environment -- Water rights and water costs -- Solving the world's water problems
Control code
ocn587239790
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxiii, 230 p.
Isbn
9780131367265
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010014840
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780131367265
  • (OCoLC)587239790
Label
Out of water : from abundance to scarcity and how to solve the world's water problems, Colin Chartres and Samyuktha Varma
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-220) and index
Contents
Not another crisis! -- From abundance to scarcity in 25 years -- Causes of water scarcity -- Climate change and water -- Agriculture and water -- Water, food, and poverty -- Integrating water -- Water governance for people and the environment -- Water rights and water costs -- Solving the world's water problems
Control code
ocn587239790
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxiii, 230 p.
Isbn
9780131367265
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010014840
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780131367265
  • (OCoLC)587239790

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