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Water Shortages: Environmental, Economic and Social Impacts
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Editors: Andrew C. Briggs
Book Description:
Water is the most vital element among the natural resources, and is crucial for the survival of all living organisms. Water drove the development of human civilization from the earliest agricultural communities to the greatest metropolitan centers. Surface water and groundwater are both important sources not only for human use but also for ecological systems. Although water is one of our basic resources, it is often in short supply. This new and important book discusses the environmental, economic and social impacts of water shortages around the globe.

Imprint: Nova Science

Table of Contents:
Preface

The Crux of the Matter: Water in the Republic of the Sudan, pp. 1-48
(Abdeen Mustafa Omer, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom)

Africa: The Driest Continent, pp. 49-77
(Abdeen Mustafa Omer, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom)

Water Scarcity and Environmental Problems in the Gaza Strip, Palestine: Origin, Impacts and Prospects for Solutions, pp. 79-104
(Husam Baalousha, Hawke's Bay Regional Council, Napier, New Zealand)

Volcanic Hazards and Water Shortages, pp. 105-124
(Carol Stewart, Thomas M. Wilson, Graham S. Leonard, Shane J. Cronin, David M. Johnston, Jim W. Cole, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand)

Shortage of Fresh Water Flow in Gorai River Basin and Damage of Ecosystem Services in Ganges Delta, Bangladesh, pp. 125-141
(Shafi Noor Islam, Department of Ecosystems and Environmental Informatics, Brandenburg University of Technology in Cottbus, Cottbus, Germany)

Groundwater Use and Associated Social Impacts: Challenges in Asian Cities, pp. 143-157
(Keishiro Hara, Research Institute for Sustainability Science, Osaka University, Suita, Osaka, Japan)

Efficient Water Allocation for Sustainable Irrigation Development: A System Dynamics Modelling Approach, pp. 159-176
(Amgad Elmahdi, Tian Shi, CSIRO Land and Water, Glen Osmand, Australia, and others)

Environmental and Economic Aspects of Excessive Groundwater Withdrawal, pp. 177-194
(M. H. Ali, Agricultural Engineering Division, Bangladesh Institute of Nuclear Agriculture, Bangladesh)

Estimation of Virtual Water Trade Volume by Input-Output Analysis: A Case Study of Zhangye in Heihe Basin, pp. 195-204
(Quanxi Shao, Wai Cheung Ip, Heung Wong, Jun Xia, Yizhong Zhu, CSIRO Mathematics, Informatics and Statistics, Wembley, WA, Australia, and others)

Impact of Water Shortages on Health and Human Development, pp. 205-213
(Faissal Tarrass, Meryem Benjelloun, Department of Nephrology & Dialysis, Larache Hospital Center, Larache, Morocco)

Water Resources Management for Smallholder Farming Systems Adaptation to Climate Change in Sub-Saharan Africa, pp. 215-221
(Stephen Ngigi, Glenn Denning, Earth Institute at Columbia University/MDG Centre for Eastern and Southern Africa, Nairobi, Africa, and others)

Drought Adaptive Traits for Sugar Beet Improvement ^, pp. 223-233
(Piergiorgio Stevanato, Marco Bertaggia, Giuseppe Concheri, and Enrico Biancardi, Dipartimento di Biotecnologie Agrarie, Università degli Studi di Padova, viale dell’Università 16, 35020 Legnaro (PD), Italy)

Commentary:
Sequence of Policy Objectives Matters in Sustainable Water Management, pp. 235-237
(Tian Shi, Forestry Strategy, Primary Industries and Resources South Australia, Adelaide, Australia)

Index

   Series:
      Water Resource Planning, Development and Management
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011
   Pages: 7 x 10
   ISBN: 978-1-61728-309-3
   Status: AV
  
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