Water for Food, Water for Life: A Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture

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Earthscan, 2007 - Business & Economics - 645 pages
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** Tackles one of the most pressing challenges of our time-how to manage finite water resources to feed two billion extra people, eliminate poverty and reverse ecosystem degradation** Brings together the work of over 700 researchers into the most comprehensive and authoritative assessment of water resources ever written** Covers all aspects of water management in agriculture, poverty reduction, food security, biodiversity, irrigation, groundwater, river basins, inland fisheries, rice production and much more** Hundreds of full-color figures, tables, and graphs present key information in easy-to-read format--a must-have reference for all professionalsThis comprehensive assessment of the world's water, written by experts with research from over 700 leading specialists, critically evaluates current thinking on water and its interplay with agriculture, charting the way forward with concrete actions from management to policy level across all countries and territories.After framing the main issues and providing a comprehensive examination of trends and scenarios in world water management, the book critically examines the cross-cutting issues of reducing poverty, reforming institutions for sustainable water management, avoiding or mitigating ecosystem impacts, and improving water productivity. Thematic chapters follow, covering such key issues in water management as irrigation, groundwater use, inland fisheries, rice cultivation, land conservation, and river basin management and development.
 

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Contents

Water for foodwater for life
7
Policy action 2 Fight poverty by improving access to agricultural water and its use
21
Policy action 8 Deal with tradeoffs and make difficult choices
35
The conceptual framework
48
Trends and scenarios
55
The water situation todayis there a water crisis?
61
how did we get here?
67
Benefits and costs winners and losers
83
References
348
a key element in the 20th centurys agricultural revolution
355
The next era of irrigation investments
362
Overall performance of public irrigation schemes
372
The changing role of government
378
Adapting to sectoral competition
385
a global assessment of scale
395
Driving forces
402

scenarios
91
Exploring alternative strategies
104
Understanding tradeoffs
126
The Comprehensive Assessment scenario
134
References
140
Integrating issues
147
Challenges and pressures
168
The way forward
185
the art of the possible
193
what are the lessons?
207
The way forward
218
research to support reform processes
224
Consequences and ecosystem impacts
243
Societal responses and opportunities
255
Conclusions
269
Pathways for increasing agricultural water productivity
279
Pathways to improving water productivity
290
Water productivity pathways for reducing poverty
302
Thematic issues
313
Investing in rainfed agriculture to improve livelihoods and environmental sustainability
330
New investment opportunities and policy options
342
Prospects for sustainable groundwater management
411
Reviewers
419
Agricultural use of marginalquality water
425
Impacts of using marginalquality water
433
Policies and institutions relating to marginalquality water
448
Inland fisheries and aquaculture
459
Aquaculture
466
Realizing the opportunities
476
Water and livestock for human development
485
Demand for livestock products
494
Livestock water productivity and estimates of the virtual water content
507
Reviewers
511
The challenges
531
Reviewers
546
Drivers of land degradation
560
Conclusion
579
response options for governing river basins
614
About the coordinating lead authors lead authors
627
Institutional affiliations of authors and reviewers
643
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Page 622 - EU (European Union). 2000. Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2000, establishing a framework for community action in the field of water policy, Official Journal.

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About the author (2007)

David Molden is Deputy Director General, Research, at the International Water Management Institute and Coordinator of the Comprehensive Assessment for Water Management in Agriculture. His passion for water issues was sparked while helping villagers organize to develop a drinking water well in Lesotho. With a PhD from Colorado State University, United States, and specialties in groundwater hydrology and irrigation, has since developed broader interests in integrating social and technical aspects of water management. Has lived and worked closely with local communities and governments in Botswana, Egypt, India, Lesotho, and Nepal.

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