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Main Title The atlas of water : mapping the world's most critical resource /
Author Black, Maggie,
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
King, Jannet.
Clarke, Robin T.,Atlas of water.
Publisher University of California Press,
Year Published 2009
OCLC Number 318874869
ISBN 9780520259348; 0520259343
Subjects Water-supply--Maps. ; Water quality--Maps. ; Groundwater--Maps. ; Water resources development--Maps. ; Water conservation--Maps. ; Water--Pollution--Maps. ; Wasserversorgung ; Wassernutzung ; Nachhaltigkeit ; Wasserreserve ; Statistik ; Wasserqualität--Atlas. ; Gewässerverunreinigung--Atlas. ; Grundwasser--Atlas. ; Wasserversorgung--Atlas.
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ESAR  G1046.C3B53 2009 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 08/20/2014
Edition 2nd ed.
Collation 1 atlas (128 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 25 cm
First ed. (2004) by Robin Clarke and Jannet King. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
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. "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.