Water in Crisis

Water in Crisis : A Guide to the World's Fresh-water Resources

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The issues surrounding water quality, quantity, and possible future conflicts over shared international water resources may soon overshadow most other environmental concerns. This book, a joint project between the Pacific Institute and the Stockholm Environment Institute, will be a comprehensive guide to the world's fresh water resources, access to clean drinking water and sanitation, the use of water for energy and food production, the quality of rivers, lakes, and inland seas, and the condition of fresh water fisheries and natural aquatic ecosytems. In addition, eight essays by leading specialists will cover such issues as the status of international water law, hydroelectric power, the possible effects of climatic change on water resources, and the state of fresh water fisheries. Using many tables of data specially prepared for this volume this work constitutes a much needed, detailed and critical assessment of the world's fresh water resources.show more

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  • Hardback | 497 pages
  • 210 x 280 x 41mm | 1,424g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • line figures, numerous tables
  • 0195076273
  • 9780195076271

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