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About this book
About this book
A comprehensive guide to the available solutions to the world's growing shortage of fresh water. It analyses the scale and impact of the problem for health and sanitation, for agriculture, energy and the environment and describes what can be done.
Contents Foreword List of figures, tables and boxes About the authors Preface Background Acknowledgements Overview: Recording actions, identifying gaps Part 1 Assessing Challenges, Initiating Change 1. Water's many values 2. Water management 3. Transboundary basins 4. Water and gender 5. Water-related risks 6. Financing water infrastructure and services Part 2 Focusing on Key Areas, Promoting Change 7. Water supply and sanitation 8. Water for energy 9. Water for health 10. Water for agriculture 11. Water, ecosystems, and biodiversity Part 3 Taking Stock, Advancing Change 12. The Third World Water Forum and the future agenda Photo credits References Index
208 pages, Photos, figs, tabs
'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-CARLSON, 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 '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' ANDR?S SZOLLOSI-NAGY, Deputy Assistant Director-General, Natural Sciences, and Secretary, International Hydrological Programme, UNESCO