Water: Towards a Culture of Responsibility

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UPNE, 2011 - Nature - 181 pages
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Clean, fresh drinking water is essential to human and animal life. It's equally important to the world economy: it functions as a universal solvent, makes possible industrial cooling and transportation, and is necessary for all kinds of agriculture. Antoine Frerot, CEO of Veolia Water, takes us on a tour of the world's waters, of our water. Lack of clean water kills 2.2 million people every year, and nearly 1 billion people do not have reliable access to clean drinking water. Using examples that transform theory into close-to-home reality, Frerot issues a serious challenge while showing us how to ensure that all the fast-growing cities of Asia, Africa, and Latin America have enough water. He considers how climate change will cause water shortages and explains what we can do now to prevent them. We have the political, economic, and scientific means to ensure the future of water on earth: we need only the will to take action.
 

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Contents

Preface
5
The Water Century
19
Satisfying Growing Needs
20
Preventing Further Loss of the Quality of Our Water Sources
31
Europe Sets a Goal A Return to Good Water Quality
42
Water The Primary Issue for Human Development
50
Waters False Friends
61
Climate Change and Water Disturbing Facts
62
Water Is the Service Too Expensive?
96
Funders Often Criticised But Indispensable
111
Finding New Models
123
New Resources
127
New Economic and Financial Models
141
Helping More the Disadvantaged
149
Governance At the Root of the Problem at the Heart of the Solution
164
Conclusion
177

Two Misplaced Good Ideas Free Water and User Pays for All
72
The Private Sector Too Much or Too Little Involvement?
79

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About the author (2011)

ANTOINE FREROT is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and an engineer with the Corps des Ponts et Chaussees in France. He is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Veolia Environment.

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