The World's Water 2000-2001
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The quality and availability of fresh water are of critical importance to human and ecosystem health. Given its central role in the functioning of all living systems, water is arguably the most important of all natural resources.
Produced biennially, The World's Water provides a comprehensive examination of issues surrounding freshwater resources and their use. It offers analysis of the most significant trends worldwide along with the most current data available on a variety of water-related topics. This 2000-2001 edition features overview chapters on:
The World's Water is the most comprehensive and up-to-date source of information and analysis on freshwater resources and the political, economic, scientific, and technological issues associated with them. It is an essential reference for water resource professionals in government agencies and nongovernmental organizations, researchers, students, and anyone concerned with water and its use.
Chapter 1. The Human Right to Water
-Is There a Human Right to Water?
-Existing Human Rights Laws, Covenants, and Declarations
-Defining and Meeting a Human Right to Water
Chapter 2. How Much Water Is There and Whose Is It? The World's Stocks and Flows of Water and International River Basins
-How Much Water Is There? The Basic Hydrologic Cycle
-International River Basins: A New Assessment
-The Geopolitics of International River Basins
Chapter 3. Pictures of the Future: A Review of Global Water Resources Projections
-Forty Years of Water Scenarios and Projections
-Analysis and Conclusions
Chapter 4. Water for Food: How Much Will Be Needed?
-Feeding the World Today
-Feeding the World in the Future: Pieces of the Puzzle
-How Much Water Will Be Needed to Grow Food?
Chapter 5. Desalination: Straw into Gold or Gold into Water
-History of Desalination and Current Status
-Other Aspects of Desalination
-The Tampa Bay Desalination Plant
Chapter 6. The Removal of Dams: A New Dimension to an Old Debate
-Economics of Dam Removal
-Dam Removal Case Studies: Some Completed Removals
-Some Proposed Dam Removals or Decommissionings
Chapter 7. Water Reclamation and Reuse: Waste Not, Want Not
-Direct and Indirect Potable Water Reuse
-Wastewater Reuse in Namibia
-Wastewater Reclamation and Reuse in Japan