increasing water scarcity Books

  • Water and Energy

    Water and Energy – Threats and Opportunities creates an awareness of the important couplings between water and energy. It shows how energy is used in all the various water cycle operations and demonstrates how water is used – and misused – in all kinds of energy production and generation. Population increase, climate change and an increasing ...

  • Benefits of Investing in Water and Sanitation

    Part of OECD Water Policy and Finance Set - Buy all four reports and save over 30% on buying separately! The provision of water supply, sanitation and wastewater services generates substantial benefits for public health, the economy and the environment. Benefits from the provision of basic water supply and sanitation services such as those implied ...

  • Water and Sustainability in Arid Regions

    International voices fill the pages of Water and Sustainability in Arid Regions, forming an original scientific exploration of current water research and management issues.In arid regions, agriculture that is ill-adapted to the environment, accelerated urbanization, poverty, and increasing pollution challenge access to and uses of water. ...

  • Climate Change and Water Resources in South Asia

    Climate Change and Water Resources in South Asia addresses the most pressing water resource issues in South Asia, particularly in relation to climate change and variability. This is a region with abundant water during the monsoon when floods occur, often very devastating and by scarcity of water and droughts during the dry period. Of course, there ...

  • Law for water management: a guide to concepts and effective approaches

    FAO Legislative Studies # 101In recent decades, increased population and economic development have put a strain on the world's supply of freshwater. More people require water for more uses, whilst the amount and quality of existing freshwater resources have declined due to desertification, pollution and other effects of human activity. This book ...

  • Preparing Urban Water Use Efficiency Plans

    Many communities are facing water scarcity in developing and developed countries alike. There are numerous publications and on-going research studies documenting the changes in our climate and potential for worsening shortages in our future. Meeting future potable water demands as communities continue to grow will rely heavily on using our ...

  • Water and Energy: Threats and Opportunities - Second Edition

    For student edition please click here. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Rapid and important developments in the area of energy - water nexus over the last two to three years have been significant. This new edition of Water and Energy: Threats and Opportunities is timely and continues to ...

  • Water and Energy: Threats and Opportunities - Second Edition - Student Edition

    This is the Paperback Student Edition of Water and Energy: Threats and Opportunities - Second Edition ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Rapid and important developments in the area of energy - water nexus over the last two to three years have been significant. This new edition of Water and Energy: Threats ...

  • Management of Transboundary Rivers and Lakes

    Transboundary rivers and lakes are often the remaining new sources of water that can be developed for human uses. These water sources were not utilised in the past because of the complexities associated with their development and management. However, as water scarcity increases, there are increasing social, economic and political pressures to ...

  • Groundwater Management in Asian Cities

    In 2007, the world's urban population surpassed the number of people living in rural areas and is still growing. The number of city dwellers who do not have access to piped water and rely on groundwater is also increasing. In many Asian cities, groundwater is not only the source of domestic water but also an important resource for industrial ...

  • Agricultural Use of Groundwater

    Groundwater is endangered and polluted in several ways. Conservation and better management of this invisible resource should be a key ingredient of sustainable water policies. This is especially true in areas, such as many Mediterranean regions, which are already exposed to scarcity problems and which are likely to experience increasing ...

  • Seawater Desalination

    A growing proportion of the world’s population is dependent on Seawater Desalination as a source of fresh water for both potable and civil use. One of the main drawbacks of conventional desalination technologies is the substantial energy requirement, which is facing cost increases in the global energy market. 'Seawater Desalination' presents an ...

  • Vital Signs 2010

    From rising meat and seafood production to changes in the climate, Vital Signs 2010 documents 24 trends that are shaping our future and includes concise analyses and clear ...

  • Global Environmental Change: The Threat to Human Health

    SummaryOver the past two-to-three hundred years, humanity’s ecological footprint has ballooned to such an extent that we are now fundamentally altering the planet. We have transformed the Earth’s land surface and altered the function of its ecosystems, and we are triggering the rapid loss of both terrestrial and marine life. We are ...

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