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Main Title Water as an inescapable risk : current global water availability, quality and risks with a specific focus on South Africa /
Author Du Plessis, Anja,
Publisher Springer,
Year Published 2019
OCLC Number 1055263292
ISBN 3030031853; 9783030031855
Subjects Water-supply--South Africa ; Water quality--South Africa ; Water--Pollution--South Africa ; Water resources development--South Africa
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBM  TD319.S6D82 2019 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 08/10/2021
Collation xxi, 299 pages ; 24 cm.
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes Part 1: Water as a Global Risk -- Ch.1 Current and Future Water Availability -- Ch.2 Current and Future Water Scarcity and Stress -- Ch.3 Climate Change: Current Drivers, Observations and Impacts on the Globe's Natural and Human Systems -- Ch.4 Climate Change and Freshwater Resources: Current Observations, Impacts, Vulnerabilities and Future Risks -- Ch.5 Primary Water Quality Challenges, Contaminants and the World's Dirtiest Places -- Ch.6 Water as a Source of Conflict and Global Risk -- Part 2: Water as a Regional and National Risk -- Ch.7 Evaluation of southern and South Africa's Freshwater Resources -- Ch.8 Establishing South Africa's Current Water Quality Risk Areas -- Ch.9 Current Water Quality Risk Areas for Limpopo, Olifants and the Inkomati-Usuthu WMAs.-Ch.10 Current Water Quality Risk Areas for Vaal, Pongola-Mtamvuna and Orange WMAs -- Ch.11 Current Water Quality Risk Areas for Berg-Olifants,Breede-Gouritz and Mzimvubu-Tsitsikamma WMAs -- Ch.12 South Africa's Water Reality: Challenges, Solutions, Actions and a Way Forward. The book presents an interdisciplinary systematic evaluation of increasing water stress and scarcity over the globe and specifically South Africa. South Africa is used as the prime example as the country is experiencing similar water challenges in terms of availability and quality as most regions across the globe. Water availability is predominantly used to illustrate water scarcity however, continued degradation of the world's freshwater resources, by a multitude of natural and anthropogenic factors, have consequently exacerbated water stress and scarcity due to it being of insufficient quality for various uses. The increase of water scarcity through both natural and anthropogenic factors has in turn led to water being viewed as an increasing risk within all spheres. Water as a source of conflict has come to the forefront especially within regions which struggle to meet the increasing demands from different water users and trying to achieve future sustainability of the resource. The increase of water scarcity and stress as well as the continued pressure of population and economic growth has brought various new challenges into play. This book focuses on water as an increasing risk over the globe and specifically South Africa by reviewing both water availability and quality, evaluating water as a global and national risk. The book concludes by focusing on current limitations, necessary strategic actions as well as possible policy-related changes which may be required to adapt to future water challenges and to lessen water as an increasing risk.
Place Published Cham, Switzerland
Title Ser Add Ent Springer Water.
PUB Date Free Form 2019]
Series Title Untraced Springer Water
BIB Level m
Medium unmediated
Content text
Carrier volume
Cataloging Source RDA
OCLC Time Stamp 20210806213020
Language eng
Origin OCLC
Type CAT
OCLC Rec Leader 04223cam 2200457Ii 45010