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Author Besbes, Mustapha.
Title National water security : case study of an arid country : Tunisia / Mustapha Besbes, Jamel Chahed, Abdelkader Hamdane.
Imprint Cham : Springer, [2019]

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Author Besbes, Mustapha.
Subject Water security -- Tunisia.
Water-supply -- Tunisia.
Alt Name Chahed, Jamel.
Hamdane, Abdelkader.
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Note Print version record.
Contents The World Water Issues -- On the Water Security Concept: State of the Art -- Fifty Years of Water Policies, 1960-2010 -- The National Water Balance -- Water Demand Management and Non Conventional Resources -- Water Security in Tunisia: Debated Issues -- The Holistic Water Balance: Blue Water, Green Water and Virtual Water -- Water Security, Food Security and the National Water Dependency -- Elements for a Conceptual Model of National Water Security.
Summary "This book shows how the change of water paradigm has become urgent, and provides evidence for new policies that expand water balance to green and virtual water. The issue of water security concerns drinking water supply but also food safety, linked to agricultural policy. Both rain-fed and irrigated agriculture play complementary roles in food security, and the water issue implies a holistic view of water resources. This view constitutes the book's backstory. The reader will find original ideas that can be applied everywhere because the example of Tunisia is typically a basis to illustrate a universally prevalent situation. The book deals with other important issues: desalination, wastewater recycling, water quality, groundwater overdraft, water savings, governance, knowledge valuing, education, information: upgrading the whole water systems for the future implies emancipation of the whole society."--Publisher's description.
ISBN 9783319754994 (electronic bk.)
3319754998 (electronic bk.)
9783319755007 (print)
9783030092474 (print)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-3-319-75499-4
OCLC # 1038471987
Additional Format Printed edition: 9783319754987.
Printed edition: 9783319755007.
Printed edition: 9783030092474.

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