560 pages, 189 Figs, 239 tabs
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.
'... 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
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