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Author Black, Maggie, 1945-
Title The atlas of water : mapping the world's most critical resource / Maggie Black.
Imprint Oakland, CA : University of California Press, [2016]
Edition Third edition.

Author Black, Maggie, 1945-
Subject Water-supply -- Maps.
Water quality -- Maps.
Groundwater -- Maps.
Water resources development -- Maps.
Water conservation -- Maps.
Water -- Pollution -- Maps.
Alt Name Clarke, Robin T., 1934- Atlas of water.
King, Jannet,
Lewis, Isabelle (Cartographer),
Description Scales differ.
1 online resource (129 pages)
Edition Third edition.
Note First ed. (2004) by Robin Clarke and Jannet King.
Contents Part 1. A finite resource : Global water -- Water's unequal distribution -- Water shortage -- Rising demand -- Dwindling supply -- Competition and conflict -- Environmental security -- Part 2. Water and climate change : Ice and snow melt -- Storms and floods -- Droughts -- River basin stresses -- Part 3. Water for living : Water for drinking -- Water for food -- Water for sanitation -- Water in the city -- Water at home -- Water and disease -- Part 4. Water for economic production : Water footprint -- Water for irrigation -- Water for fisheries -- Water for industry -- Water for energy -- Transport and leisure -- Water for sale -- Part 5. Damaged Water : Dammed rivers -- Dispossession by water -- Water pollutants -- Water pollution -- Damaged waterways -- Threatened ecologies -- Part 6. Water for the future : Technological fixes -- The rising price of water -- Treaties and obligations -- Striving for co-operation -- Managing the future -- Part 7. Data tables and sources : Needs and resources -- Water uses.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Climate change, population increase, and the demands made by the growing number of people adopting urban lifestyles and western diets threaten the world's supply of freshwater, edging us closer to a global water crisis, with dire implications for agriculture, the economy, the environment, and human health. Completely revised and updated, The Atlas of Water is a visual guide to the state of this life-sustaining resource. Using vivid graphics, maps, and charts, it explores the complex human interaction with water around the world. This atlas addresses all the pressing issues concerning water, from water shortages and excessive demand, to dams, pollution, and privatization, all considered in terms of the growing threat of an increasingly unpredictable climate. It also outlines critical tools for managing water, providing safe access to water, and preserving the future of the world's water supply." -- Publisher's description.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780520965607
OCLC # 960165585
Additional Format Print version: Black, Maggie. Atlas of Water : Mapping the World's Most Critical Resource. Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2016 9780520292031.

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