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Globalization of Water: Sharing the Planet's Freshwater Resources

Globalization of Water: Sharing the Planet's Freshwater Resources

ISBN: 9781405163354
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Edition: 1
Publication Date: 2008-01-29
Number of pages: 220
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Globalization of Water is a first-of-its-kind review of the critical relationship between globalization and sustainable water management. It explores the impact of international trade on local water depletion and pollution and identifies “water dependent” nations. Examines the critical link between water management and international trade, considering how local water depletion and pollution are often closely tied to the structure of the global economy Offers a consumer-based indicator of each nation’s water use: the water footprint Questions whether trade can enhance global water use efficiency, or whether it simply shifts the environmental burden to a distant location Highlights the hidden link between national consumption and the use of water resources across the globe, identifying the threats facing ‘water dependent’ countries worldwide Provides a state-of-the-art review and in-depth data source for a new field of knowledge

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