World Water Actions: Making Water Flow for All [NOOK Book]

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This text is divided into three parts. Part I focuses on the need for management to assess the challenges of water scarcity and plan changes based on proper valuation and financial instruments, international co-operation and efficient use. Part II analyses the problems of water scarcity and the available solutions in each main sector: water supply and sanitation, energy, health, agriculture, ecosystems and biodiversity. Part III assesses the state of the debate following the third World Water Forum and sets out ...
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World Water Actions: Making Water Flow for All

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Overview

This text is divided into three parts. Part I focuses on the need for management to assess the challenges of water scarcity and plan changes based on proper valuation and financial instruments, international co-operation and efficient use. Part II analyses the problems of water scarcity and the available solutions in each main sector: water supply and sanitation, energy, health, agriculture, ecosystems and biodiversity. Part III assesses the state of the debate following the third World Water Forum and sets out the priorities for action, including increased investment, institutional reform and capacity building in the water sector. A free CD-ROM with extensive case studies and statistical data accompanies this text.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
'World Water Actions presents applied and concrete answers to many of the issues identified by the United Nations through its World Water Assessment Programme, and therefore inspires us all as water practitioners.'
Andras Szollosi-Nagy, Deputy Assistant Director-General, Natural Sciences, and Secretary, International Hydrological Programme, UNESCO

'Water facts and figures are essential, but to understand why we are in crisis today, it is imperative to go beyond statistical data into both the water management perspective and the analysis of community-level experience. This important study looks at all these levels - and more.'
Margaret Catley-Carson, Chair, Global Water Partnership

'World Water Actions provides a review of over 3,000 initiatives in every field of water management and affecting all stakeholders. It clearly demonstrates that the World Water Movement envisioned by the World Water Commission is well underway.'
Ismail Serageldin, Chairman, World Commission for Water in the 21st Century

'A book to recommend to decision makers.'
Sherkin Comment

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136533051
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/23/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 202
  • File size: 9 MB

Meet the Author

François Guerquin and others for the World Water Council.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
List of figures, tables and boxes
About the authors
Preface
Background
Acknowledgements
Overview: Recording actions, identifying gaps 2
1 Assessing Challenges, Initiating Change
1 Water's many values 14
2 Water management 19
3 Transboundary basins 37
4 Water and gender 48
5 Water-related risks 55
6 Financing water infrastructure and services 73
2 Focusing on Key Areas, Promoting Change
7 Water supply and sanitation 88
8 Water for energy 104
9 Water for health 113
10 Water for agriculture 122
11 Water, ecosystems, and biodiversity 137
3 Taking Stock, Advancing Change
12 The Third World Water Forum and the future agenda 154
Photo credits 167
References 168
Index 172
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