The Atlas of Water: Mapping the World's Most Critical Resource

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Earthscan, Jan 1, 2004 - Eau - Approvisionnement - Atlas - 127 pages
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'A striking new approach to cartography... no-one wishing to keep a grip on the reality of the world should be without these books.' International Herald Tribune'This book contains not just maps but also visually ingenious tables, graphs, pie charts and colour photos revealing, amongst others, uses and abuses, water health, the reshaping of the natural water flow and cycle, water 'wars', and ways forward'OXFAM Development Resources ReviewToday, more than a billion people are without easy access to safe drinking water. By 2050, almost half the world's population will face severe water shortages.The planet is running out of fresh water fast. Yet water is a key commodity for future development. This crucial and timely atlas shows water distribution worldwide, and considers a future where privatization and profit dictate availability.With snapshots of vulnerable areas - such as Bangladesh, California, Mexico City and the Middle East - as well as the global picture, this is a unique resource for general readers, as well as policy makers and students.

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User Review  - Devil_llama - LibraryThing

A brief introduction to water issues, complete with charts and graphs. Presentable to the lay person, but technical enough to use as a reference book in a class on the topic. Read full review



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Robin Clarke is author of many books on the environment and was editor of UNEP's flagship publications Global Environment Outlook 2000 and 2002. Janet King has worked for many years editing and researching environmental, political, and historical atlases.

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