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The Atlas of Water
by Robin Clarke and Jannet King
Earthscan, 2004, �12.99 (On-line discounted price �11.69)

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. ... more

Rivers for Life:
by Sandra Postel and Brian Richter
Island Press, Washington, DC (2003), $25 pb

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? ... more

Water and Food to 2025
by Mark W. Rosegrant, Ximing Cai, and Sarah A. Cline
2002, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the International Water Management Institute (IWMI).
For price details, see below.

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? ... more

Rivers of Life
by Kelly Haggart
Panos/BCAS, London and Dhaka, 1994
Special offer price �5.00 (through Panos)

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. ... more

Rivers of Eden
by Daniel Hillel
Oxford University Press
Oxford, New York, 1994

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. ... more

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