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By 2025 nearly 2 billion people will live in regions experiencing absolute water scarcity. In the face of this emerging crisis, how should the planet`s water be used and managed? Current international policy sees nature competing with human uses of water. Hunt takes issue with this perspective. She suggests that nature is the source of water and only by making the conservation of nature an absolute priority will we have the water we need in future for human use. It is essential, therefore, to manage water in ways that maintain the water cycle and the ecosystems that support it. THIRSTY PLANET looks at the complexity of the problem. It provides a wide array of ideas, information, case studies and ecological knowledge - often from remote corners of the developing world - that could provide an alternative vision for water use and management at this critical time. Essential and compelling reading for students on courses related to water resource management and development, for water managers and decision makers, and for non-specialists with an interest in global water issues. `Constance Hunt does a valuable service by providing a concise and readable primer on the task of preserving the freshwater ecosystems on which we all depend. Thirsty Planet is required reading for anyone interested in learning what tools we have available to meet one of the greatest challenges to humanity and nature in the 21st century.` KATHRYN S FULLER (President, World Wildlife Fund) `This is a tremendous book for anyone taking a serious look at global water problems. Constance Hunt exposes the powerful forces that have damaged rivers and watersheds and impaired the ability of natural ecosystems to supply clean water. She shows that the big water companies are using their power for a dramatic takeover of public water resources for private profit without thought of sustainability for the long term.` BRENT BLACKWELDER (President, Friends of the Earth) This book is a valuable addition to works on global water issues and the painstaking research involved is obvious. ? Down To Earth Printed Pages: 318. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 44138
Titel: Thirsty Planet: Strategies for Sustainable ...
Verlag: Academic Foundation
Buchbeschreibung London & New York : Zed Books, 2004. Hardcover.xiv, 302 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm. Book may have a remainder mark. Condition : very good. ISBN 1842772422[KEYWORDS: ENVIRONMENT, *, water management. Artikel-Nr. 228419
Buchbeschreibung Zed Books Ltd, 01.02.2004., 2004. Buchzustand: Gut. 302 Seiten Sofortversand! Gutes Exemplar, geringe Gebrauchsspuren, Cover/SU berieben/bestoßen, innen sehr gut; good – fine Immediate delivery in bubble wrap envelope! Good copy, light signs of previous use, cover/dust jacket has some rubbing/wear (along the edges), interior in good condition 160118av08 ISBN: 9781842772430 Alle Preise inkl. MwST Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 550 23,0 x 15,4 x 2,2 cm, Taschenbuch. Artikel-Nr. 356600