The World's Water 2006-2007: The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources (Google eBook)
Island Press, Nov 2, 2006 - Science - 392 pages
Produced biennially, The World's Water provides a timely examination of the key issues surrounding freshwater resources and their use. Each new volume identifies and explains the most significant current trends worldwide, and offers the best data available on a variety of water-related topics. The 2006-2007 volume features overview chapters on:•Water and terrorism •Business risks of water •Water and ecosystems •Floods and droughts •Desalination •Environmental justice and water
The book contains an updated chronology of global conflicts associated with water as well as an assessment of recent water conferences, including the 4th World Water Forum. It also offers a brief review of issues surrounding the use of bottled water and the possible existence of water on Mars.From one of the world's leading authorities on water issues, 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.
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I've just gone through "Time to Rethink Large International Water Meetings" of this book.
This chapter has made me think of quite similar situations in which other sectoral or cross-cutting issues are being discussed recently.
For one of those who have been involved in continual feelings of less fulfilment despite the numbers of events we have been organising or participating in, I've found the chapter informative with respect to showing that same concerns have already been shared.
According to the Chapter, Salman (2003, 2004) offers history of large international water meetings. This further took me to a question: Why are we still continuing to have large meetings with substantially unchanged formats, which the Chapter judges as ineffective?
The Chapter also seems to have offered me good insights into how to improve the situation that I've been experiencing; or how I could approach this issue to solve.
By further studying the historical discourse regarding the increasing large international meetings, I may be able to at least capture the reality, and to hopefully come up with practical alternatives to replace the current situation.
TWO Water and Human Health
The End of an Era?
Water Indicators and Indices
A Case Study of Residential
A Word About Agricultural Water Use
Two Steps Forward One Step
Five The Soft Path in Verse
Three The Water and Climate Bibliography
Water Conflict Chronology
Data Table 3 Access to Safe Drinking Water by Country
Data Table 5 Access to Water Supply and Sanitation by Region
FIVE Pacific Island Developing Country Water Resources
Indoor Residential Summary
Residential Outdoor Water Use Summary
The Case of
SEVEN Climate Change and California Water Resources
The Southeastern Anatolia GAP Project and Archaeology
Water Conflict Chronology
Data Table 2 Freshwater Withdrawals by Country and Sector
Data Table 8 Twenty Largest Per Capita Recipients of ODA for Water
Data Table 13 Per Capita Bottled Water Consumption by Country
Data Table 16 Irrigated Area by Region 1961 to 2003
Data Table 21 100 Largest Desalination Plants Planned in Construction
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