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Chasing water : a guide for moving from scarcity to sustainability / Brian Richter.

By: Richter, Brian D [author.]Material type: TextTextPublisher: Washington, DC : Island Press, [2014]Copyright date: ©2014Description: 1 online resource (xv, 171 pages) : illustrations, mapsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 1610915372; 9781610915373Subject(s): Water-supply -- Government policy | Water-supply -- International cooperation | Water resources development -- Government policy | Water resources development -- International cooperation | SCIENCE -- Environmental Science | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Real Estate -- General | Sciences de la terre | Environnement | Water resources development -- Government policy | Water resources development -- International cooperation | Water-supply -- Government policy | Water-supply -- International cooperation | afvalwaterbehandeling | waste water treatment | waterbeheer | water management | zoetwaterecologie | freshwater ecology | mariene ecologie | marine ecology | ecosystemen | ecosystems | mariene biologie | marine biology | milieu | environment | waterbeleid | water policy | Water Management (General) | Waterbeheer (algemeen)Genre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Chasing waterDDC classification: 333.91 LOC classification: HD1691 | .R53 2014ebOther classification: SCI026000 Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Running out of water -- Taking stock of our water budgets -- Options for resolving water bankruptcy -- Who is responsible for water? -- Seven principles for sustainability -- Bringing power to the people -- How to survive a water crisis : Murray-Darling Basin, Australia -- Chasing hope.
Summary: "Water scarcity is spreading and intensifying in many regions of the world, with dire consequences for local communities, economies, and freshwater ecosystems. Current approaches tend to rely on policies crafted at the state or national level, which on their own have proved insufficient to arrest water scarcity. To be durable and effective, water plans must be informed by the culture, economics, and varied needs of affected community members. International water expert Brian Richter argues that sustainable water sharing in the twenty-first century can only happen through open, democratic dialogue and local collective action. In Chasing Water, Richter tells a cohesive and complete story of water scarcity: where it is happening, what is causing it, and how it can be addressed. Through his engaging and nontechnical style, he strips away the complexities of water management to its bare essentials, providing information and practical examples that will empower community leaders, activists, and students to develop successful and long-lasting water programs. Chasing Water will provide local stakeholders with the tools and knowledge they need to take an active role in the watershed-based planning and implementation that are essential for sustainable water "-- Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-160) and index.

Running out of water -- Taking stock of our water budgets -- Options for resolving water bankruptcy -- Who is responsible for water? -- Seven principles for sustainability -- Bringing power to the people -- How to survive a water crisis : Murray-Darling Basin, Australia -- Chasing hope.

"Water scarcity is spreading and intensifying in many regions of the world, with dire consequences for local communities, economies, and freshwater ecosystems. Current approaches tend to rely on policies crafted at the state or national level, which on their own have proved insufficient to arrest water scarcity. To be durable and effective, water plans must be informed by the culture, economics, and varied needs of affected community members. International water expert Brian Richter argues that sustainable water sharing in the twenty-first century can only happen through open, democratic dialogue and local collective action. In Chasing Water, Richter tells a cohesive and complete story of water scarcity: where it is happening, what is causing it, and how it can be addressed. Through his engaging and nontechnical style, he strips away the complexities of water management to its bare essentials, providing information and practical examples that will empower community leaders, activists, and students to develop successful and long-lasting water programs. Chasing Water will provide local stakeholders with the tools and knowledge they need to take an active role in the watershed-based planning and implementation that are essential for sustainable water "-- Provided by publisher.

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