Water for sustainable development in the twenty-first century

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Asit K. Biswas, Mohammed Jellali, Glenn Emanuel Stout
Oxford University Press, 1993 - Business & Economics - 273 pages
As the world population increasingly realizes that water can no longer be considered a cheap and inexhaustible resource, water quality management has moved to the forefront of environmental concerns. This book analyses the complex task of water management for sustainable development in the twenty-first century--a task that will grow all the more urgent as the global population continues its explosive growth, requiring more water for domestic and industrial use, agricultural production, and hydropower generation. Topics include water and African development, biomass strategy for watershed development, economics of irrigation water allocation under uncertain conditions, groundwater quality management, among many others. With contributions from leading authorities across a wide range of perspectives, this book will be essential reading for all students and professionals concerned with water resources planning and management.

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Contents

Presidential AddressWater for Sustainable Development
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Water and African Development
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Urgent need for
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About the author (1993)

Glenn Stout has served as series editor of "The Best American Sports Writing" since its inception and has published articles in many national and regional publications. He worked his way through Bard College in the construction industry as a concrete laborer and form carpenter. He lives in Vermont.