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What Is Water

Author : Jamie Linton
ISBN : 9780774817011
Genre : Nature
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We all know what water is, and we often take it for granted. But the spectre of a worldwide water crisis suggests that there might be something fundamentally wrong with the way we think about water. Jamie Linton dives into the history of water as an abstract concept, stripped of its environmental, social, and cultural contexts. Reduced to a scientific abstraction - to mere H20 - this concept has given modern society licence to dam, divert, and manipulate water with apparent impunity. Part of the solution to the water crisis involves reinvesting water with social content, thus altering the way we see water. An original take on a deceptively complex issue, What Is Water? offers a fresh approach to a fundamental problem.

Water

Author : Brahma Chellaney
ISBN : 9781589017986
Genre : Law
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Winner of the Asia Society's Bernard Schwartz 2012 Book Award The battles of yesterday were fought over land. Those of today are over energy. But the battles of tomorrow may be over water. Nowhere is that danger greater than in water-distressed Asia. Water stress is set to become Asia's defining crisis of the twenty-first century, creating obstacles to continued rapid economic growth, stoking interstate tensions over shared resources, exacerbating long-time territorial disputes, and imposing further hardships on the poor. Asia is home to many of the world's great rivers and lakes, but its huge population and exploding economic and agricultural demand for water make it the most water-scarce continent on a per capita basis. Many of Asia's water sources cross national boundaries, and as less and less water is available, international tensions will rise. The potential for conflict is further underscored by China's unrivaled global status as the source of transboundary river flows to the largest number of countries, ranging from India and Vietnam to Russia and Kazakhstan; yet a fast-rising China has declined to enter into water-sharing or cooperative treaties with these states, even as it taps the resources of international rivers. Water: Asia's New Battleground is a pioneering study of Asia's murky water politics and the relationships between fresh water, peace, and security. In this unique and highly readable book, Brahma Chellaney expertly paints a larger picture of water across Asia, highlights the security implications of resource-linked territorial disputes, and proposes real strategies to avoid conflict and more equitably share Asia's water resources.

Water

Author : Marq De Villiers
ISBN : 0618127445
Genre : Nature
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Examines the political and ecological consequences of the uses and misuses of water as increasing demands threaten the global supply--issues compounded by decreasing water table levels and rampant pollution.

Proceedings Of A Workshop On Development Of Mineral Energy And Water Resources And Mitigation Of Geologic Hazards In Central America

Author : R. D. Krushensky
ISBN : OSU:32435062556550
Genre : Geology
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How Vertebrates Left The Water

Author : Michel Laurin
ISBN : 9780520266476
Genre : Science
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This illustrated book describes how some finned vertebrates acquired limbs, giving rise to more than 25,000 extant terrapod species. Michel Laurin uses paleontological, geological, physiological, and comparative anatomical data to describe this monumental event. Along with discussing the evolutionary pressures that may have led vertebrates onto dry land, the author also shows how extant vertebrates yield clues about the conquest of land and how scientists uncover evolutionary history.--[book cover]

Water

Author : V I Grover
ISBN : 9781439842867
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Water is one of the most essential element for the survival of living beings. With the increase in demand and decreasing quality and quantity, water has become one of the major issues and problems in the world today. It is unevenly distributed geographically and temporally, resulting in surpluses for some people and a threat for others. This book covers topics on scientific aspects, governance, and best management practices. The book shows that good governance, policies for effective conservation and public participation are important for water use. There are a lot of examples of best management practices all over the world ? for effective and efficient use of water, community-based programs in North America, Asia and Africa. The book provides two case studies.

Water

Author : Jacob Abbott
ISBN : HARVARD:HN5DPX
Genre : Science
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Water Policy In Texas

Author : Ronald C. Griffin
ISBN : 9781136521997
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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As a water-scarce state with deep cultural attachments to private property rights, Texas has taken a unique evolutionary path with regard to water management. This new resource surveys past and current challenges for managing both groundwater and surface water, telling a comprehensive story about water policy in Texas, and identifying opportunities for improving future governance. Texas is the U.S. state that has experimented most thoroughly with water markets. In Water Policy in Texas, experts from broad disciplinary perspectives describe and analyze Texas water laws and management agencies, and the practices of water marketing and rate making in Texas. They explore the unique cases of the Edwards and Ogallala aquifers, the science and policy of environmental water stewardship, the extensive history of formalized water sharing with neighboring states and Mexico, and the opportunities for harnessing new technologies that might aid in addressing scarcity. This multidimensional, interdisciplinary book will be a valuable resource for students and researchers of Texas water policy, as well as for water managers worldwide, particularly those working within contexts of water scarcity.

Water Quality

Author : Claude E. Boyd
ISBN : 0792378539
Genre : Nature
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Water Quality: An Introduction provides an in-depth but relatively simple treatment of water quality, including a discussion of basic physical, chemical, and biological principles. Effort has been made to use physical and chemical principles to explain the factors controlling the quality of natural waters. Water Quality: An Introduction is a text for a general course in water quality or as a guide for self-study."--BOOK JACKET.

Water Resources Conservation And Management

Author : S.N. Chatterjee
ISBN : 8126908688
Genre : Water
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