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  • Water as a Human Right for the Middle East and North Africaby Asit K. Biswas; Eglal Rached; Cecilia Tortajada

    International Development Research Centre 2008; US$ 46.00

    Access to safe drinking water and proper sanitation is essential for human survival and for maintenance of a decent quality of life. Currently, more than a billion people do not have access to safe drinking water and more than 2 billion people lack proper sanitation. In 1992, the United Nations proclaimed that water should be considered to be a human... more...

  • Addressing China's Water Scarcityby Jian Xie

    World Bank Publications 2008; US$ 24.99

    China faces a major challenge in managing its scarce water resources to sustain economic growth in the years ahead. This report provides an overview of China's water scarcity situation, assesses the policy and institutional requirements for addressing it, and recommends key areas for strengthening and reform. The issues covered in the report are... more...

  • Reforming Institutions in Water Resource Managementby Lin Crase; Vasant P. Gandhi

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 105.00

    First Published in 2009. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Waterby Steven Solomon

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 14.99

    ?I read this wide-ranging and thoughtful book while sitting on the banks of the Ganges near Varanasi?it's a river already badly polluted, and now threatened by the melting of the loss of the glaciers at its source to global warming. Four hundred million people depend on it, and there's no backup plan. As Steven Solomon makes clear, the same is true... more...

  • Greywater Use in the Middle Eastby Stephen McIlwaine; Mark Redwood

    International Development Research Centre 2010; US$ 43.00

    In water-scarce areas of the Middle East, greywater (household wastewater excluding toilet waste) is commonly used by poor communities to irrigate home gardens. This both supplements the water available to the household and improves food security. This book draws together material presented at a conference in Jordan in 2007, and examines the technical... more...

  • Blue Goldby Maude Barlow; Tony Clarke

    McClelland & Stewart 2010; US$ 24.99

    In this international bestseller, currently available in more than a dozen countries, Maude Barlow and Tony Clarke describe the real and worsening global water crisis, and reveal the plans of transnational corporations to profit from it. The authors present both a compelling case and a practical plan for fighting back against the corporate takeover... more...

  • Water and Society in Early Medieval Italy, AD 400?1000by Paolo Squatriti

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 42.00

    A discussion of the relationship between people and water in medieval Italy, first published in 1998. more...

  • Blue Revolutionby Cynthia Barnett

    Beacon Press 2011; US$ 26.95

    Americans see water as abundant and cheap: we turn on the faucet and out it gushes, for less than a penny a gallon. We use more water than any other culture in the world, much to quench what?s now our largest crop?the lawn. Yet most Americans cannot name the river or aquifer that flows to our taps, irrigates our food, and produces our electricity.... more...

  • Governance of Water and Sanitation in Africa, Theby Tim Gray; Amy Stewart

    I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 32.00

    The politics of water have taken centre stage in global concerns about sustainable development. ?The Governance of Water and Sanitation in Africa? investigates a new mode of achieving the Millennium Development Goal of halving the number of people who lack access to safe water and sanitation by 2015. Instead of aid delivered via deals between governments,... more...

  • Water for Food in a Changing Worldby Alberto Garrido; Helen Ingram

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 155.00

    Our thirst for water grows with our population, but the amount of fresh water available on Earth is fixed. If we assume "business as usual" by 2050 about forty per cent of the projected global population of nine point four billion is expected to be facing water stress or scarcity. This book explores water and food production at global and regional... more...