Water Atlas: A Unique Visual Analysis of the World's Most Critical Resource

Water Atlas: A Unique Visual Analysis of the World's Most Critical Resource

by Robin Clarke, Jannet King, Jannet King
     
 
A comprehensive charting of the global water industry.

In the next ten minutes, forty children around the world will have died because they didn't have enough clean water or sanitation facilities.

In the world today, over a billion people lack safe drinking water. As tension mounts between states competing for diminished supplies of "blue gold," the global

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A comprehensive charting of the global water industry.

In the next ten minutes, forty children around the world will have died because they didn't have enough clean water or sanitation facilities.

In the world today, over a billion people lack safe drinking water. As tension mounts between states competing for diminished supplies of "blue gold," the global water industry is expected to become a trillion-dollar-a-year operation within a decade.

Up until now, no single publication has given shape and meaning to statistics about water use, re-use, and control. With a range of maps of startling clarity and richness of detail, The Water Atlas brings together the latest findings to show water distribution worldwide, the real cost of use in water-rich countries, and the dangers of a future where privatization and profit dictate availability. The atlas covers a wide range of topics, from consumption and scarcity to areas of political tension and looming catastrophes. Including detailed profiles of vulnerable regions—such as California, the Middle East, and India—as well as bold summaries of the global picture, The Water Atlas will be a unique resource for general readers as well as health professionals, advocates, and students.

Author Biography: Robin Clarke is the editor of the World Meteorological Organization's World Climate News and was the editor of the United Nations Environment Program's flagship publication Global Environment Outlook in 2000 and 2002. He is also the author of Water: The International Crisis, The Science of War and Peace, We All Fall Down, The Challenge of the Primitives, and Science and Technology in World Development.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565849181
Publisher:
New Press, The
Publication date:
06/19/2004
Pages:
127
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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