World Water Resources at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century

World Water Resources at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century

by I. A. Shiklomanov
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521617227

ISBN-13: 9780521617222

Pub. Date: 10/28/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This volume provides a modern assessment of the state of the world's water resources. It collects in one place a huge amount of data. A uniform methodological approach for each continent is then built upon to analyse the dynamics of water resources, water use and water availability for the Earth as a whole, and for all natural-economic regions and selected

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This volume provides a modern assessment of the state of the world's water resources. It collects in one place a huge amount of data. A uniform methodological approach for each continent is then built upon to analyse the dynamics of water resources, water use and water availability for the Earth as a whole, and for all natural-economic regions and selected countries, as well as river water inflow to the World Ocean. A dependence of water resources and water use upon climate factors and socio-economic conditions is demonstrated. Regions of water stress and deficit are highlighted, and a great increase of such regions in the future is forecast if present trends towards water use remain. The effect of anthropogenic climate change on water resources and water needs is also considered. This volume will prove to be an invaluable resource for all researchers and policy-makers involved in water resource issues.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521617222
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2004
Series:
International Hydrology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
452
Product dimensions:
8.27(w) x 10.98(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. The Earth and its Physical Features; Water Resources Assessment; 3. Methods for Assessing and Forecasting Global Water Use and Water Availability; 4. Water Resources, Water Use, and Water Availability in Europe; 5. Water Resources, Water Use, and Water Availability in Asia; 6. Water Resources, Water Use, and Water Availability in Africa; 7. Water Resources, Water Use, and Water Availability in North America; 8. Water Resources, Water Use, and Water Availability in South America; 9. Water Resources, Water Use, and Water Availability in Australia and Oceania; 10. Global Renewable Water Resources in Space and Time; 11. World Water Use and Water Availability; 12. Climate Change and Water Resources; General Conclusions.

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