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The atlas of water; mapping the world's most critical resource

by Black, Maggie; Jannet King; Robin T Clarke.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Berkeley University of California Press 2009Description: 128 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780520259348.Subject(s): Water-supply -- Maps | Water resources development | Water conservation | Water -- Pollution
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Climate change and an exponential population explosion threaten the world's supply of fresh water, edging us closer to a global water crisis, with dire implications for agriculture, the economy, the environment, and human health. Completely revised and updated since its first edition, The Atlas of Water is a compelling visual guide to the state of this life-sustaining resource. Using vivid graphics, maps, and charts, it explores the complex human interaction with water over time and across the world. This vibrant atlas addresses all the pressing issues concerning water, from human impacts like dams and construction to water shortages and excessive demand, pollution, privatization, and water management. It also outlines critical tools for managing water, providing safe access to water, and preserving the future of the world's water supply.