The Atlas of Water: Mapping the World's Most Critical Resource
The planet's finite supply of fresh water is under such pressure that soon it may be the most valuable commodity on earth. The new edition of this crucial and timely atlas shows water distribution worldwide, and reflects the latest thinking and emerging issues. With updated data throughout, the atlas covers a wide range of topics to map how our limited water resources are shared and used around the world, as well as the challenges posed to their management by today's unprecedented population and environmental pressures. It includes completely new maps on climate change, water for tourism, dam construction, biodiversity, and water management, commerce and legislation. With snapshots of especially vulnerable areas and major polluters as well the global picture, this is a unique resource for general readers as well as policy makers and students. Divided into six parts, each prefaced with an introductory essay, the atlas investigates the nature of the resource itself, through its uses in all kinds of human activity, to the vexed questions of how to manage water well and avoid the threat of 'water conflicts'.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - 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.
Review: The Atlas of Water: Mapping the World's Most Critical ResourceUser Review - Annie Mesaros - Goodreads
Very helpful for what I need to accomplish: writing an article about water in Kenya. Did you know that, on average, Australians use 282 liters of water per day, per person? Ethiopians use 13. Did you know that golf courses in dry climates use about 8,000 liters per round played? Read full review