Total Water Management: Practices for a Sustainable Future, by Neil Grigg – cover (125p)
This book serves as an instruction manual for integrating the water needs of society and the environment. It is about the balance between our responsibilities to provide safe and reliable water services and to protect the environment.
With water shortages constraining food production growth, the world needs an effort to raise water productivity similar to the one that nearly tripled land productivity over the last half-century. Since 70 percent of world water use is devoted to irrigation, raising irrigation efficiency is central to raising water productivity overall.
Coming Era of Water Scarcity Will Prompt Global Industrial Transformation, According to Survey of International Experts
Acute water shortages will change strategy, business operations; depletion of global water resources is more rapid, severe, and complex than anticipated.
The era of infrastructure-enabled growth is over, leaving planners, developers and policymakers looking for new ways to sustain growth and rising demand amid diminishing resources.
Water resources, even in developed nations like the United States, are being threatened by climate change, drought, population growth, waste and the growing demand for energy, which requires enormous amounts of water.
Participants from science, European institutions, research funding agencies and the private sector called on politicians to force integrated research in the water sector, on researchers for launching joint initiatives and for looking behind the water cycle.
POLIS logo (120p)
The POLIS Project investigated water supply contexts and water conservation programs in California.
Dive into the Dynamic World of Water: Sustainable Water Management Reaching top of Global Business Agenda
Water for Business – cover
The report identifies 16 initiatives or tools, driven by business leaders, civil society and governments, which have emerged since 2006; and includes a glossary of water terms. A matrix characterizes them in terms of the main issue of concern, geographic focus, leading agent and multi-stakeholder approach.
RUNNING DRY:Much of the world is desperately short of fresh water. Are future water wars inevitable?
The dry bed of Australias Murray River
Macleans Magazine – 06 July 2009
From Tofino to Tucson, water experts are reporting similar climatic trends: a longer dry season, less snow, more rain and earlier spring melts.
Istanbul Water Consensus
World Water Council
Two hundred and fifty Local and Regional Authorities from forty-three countries were represented in Istanbul. The Local and Regional Authorities’ political process produced the Istanbul Water Consensus.