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About this book
About this book
Assesses the state of the world's water resources using a large amount of data. Topics covered include; the effect of climate factors and socio-economic conditions on water resources and water use, regions of water stress and deficit, the effect of anthropogenic climate change on water resources and water needs.
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.
I.A. Shiklomanov is Professor of Hydrology and Water Resources at the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences and Director of the State Hydrological Institute. His research centres on problems of hydrological computations, water resources and water balance; problems of water management, water use and water availability on regional and global scales, effects of human activity and anthropogenic climate change on hydrology and water resources. He is the author of more than 200 publications and eight monographs. He has sat on the editorial boards of numerous journals in water resources and environmental research. He has been a contributor to numerous scientific water projects in the territories of Russia, former USSR and on the global scale, including international scientific cooperation within the framework of UNESCO, WMO and IAHS. In 2001 Professor Shiklomanov was awarded the International Prize of UNESCO, WMO and IAHS for outstanding achievements in hydrology and international cooperation.
560 pages, 189 Figs, 239 tabs
'... a significant milestone in our knowledge of the world's water resources ... it will be of immense value to hydrologists worldwide, but also provides a source book for oceanographers and climatologists ... that will doubtless form the major source book of the next decade and deserves to be on the shelves of every university library.' The Eggs 'The global yet geographically explicit scope of this book makes it a highly valuable and ultimately essential update to related earlier publications. ... a landmark compendium for all involved in water resources research and management worldwide.' Dieter Gerten, Hydrological Sciences Journal