Water : Books
There are 5 documents in this section.
22 June 2004
Today more than a billion people are without safe drinking water. By 2050, almost half the world's population will face severe water shortages, warn the authors of this title.
24 May 2004
This book asks the big questions about rivers, and sets forth to answer them fairly and fully. How much water does a river need to be healthy? Can rivers unite rather than divide the countries that share them? Given the world's growing thirst and limited water resources, can we save our rivers from death-by-desication?
29 January 2003
Are we headed toward a worldwide water crisis? The increasing demand for water among households, industry, the environment, and especially agriculture is making global water scarcity a perilous possibility. What will happen to food production and global food security as water becomes increasingly scarce? What steps can we take to avert threats to global food supply, the environment, and the livelihoods of those lacking access to clean water?
18 January 2001
Conflicts over water are raging between Turkey and Iraq and Syria over the Tigris and Euphrates rivers and between Israel, Jordan and Palestine and Syria over the Jordan River. This informative, profound and objective book takes readers back to ancient Middle Eastern civilization to trace the present, the history and current status of river use in the region.
18 January 2001
Bangladesh is criss-crossed by more than 200 rivers, which are the lifeblood of its fertile delta and rich culture. Monsoon-season floods normally cover a third of the country in water, bringing invaluable benefits for agriculture, fishing and navigation.
- Goodbye to Planet 21
- Voices from Planet 21
- Water scarcity in the tropical Andes
- COMMENTARY: Dams: does the World Bank really care?
- LETTER FROM INDIA
- UN drinking water target met - but sanitation still falls short
- Think dams, think people
- COMMENTARY: Urban India is drowning in its own waste
- Water scarcity affects 2.7 billion: new report
- Make or break time for Mekong
- Photographs reveal Himalayan melt
- LETTER FROM INDIA:
A monsoon warning
- When the Nile runs dry
- Water will be the Arab world's next battleground
- Win-win solutions from a new Green Revolution