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Title Water and the future of humanity : revisiting water security / Gulbenkian Think Tank on Water and the Future of Humanity ; Benedito Braga, Colin Chartres, William J. Cosgrove, Luis Veiga da Cunha, Peter H. Gleick, Pavel Kabat, Mohamed Ait Kadi, Daniel P. Loucks, Jan Lundqvist, Sunita Narain, Jun Xia (in alphabetical order).

Published Lisbon, Portugal : Gulbenkian Think Tank on Water and the Future of Humanity ; New York : Springer, [2013?]
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Physical description 1 online resource (xxi, 241 pages) : illustrations
Contents Our Water, Our Future -- Drivers of Water Demand, Course Changes, and Outcomes -- Water Management in a Variable and Changing Climate -- Water for a Healthy Environment -- Integrated Urban Water Resources Management -- Water and Food Security: Growing Uncertainties and New Opportunities -- Water and Energy -- Water Projections and Scenarios: Thinking About Our Future -- Our Water Future: Leadership and Individual Responsibility.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary This unique, engaging, and highly authoritative volume enlightens readers on changes needed in the way society accesses, provides, and uses water. It further shines a light on changes needed in the way we use food, energy, and other goods and services in relation to water, and offers projections and recommendations, up to 2050, that apply to water access challenges facing the poor and the common misuse of water in industry, agriculture, and municipalities. Written by an unparalleled slate of experts convened by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, the book takes on one of the most critical issues on the planet today. In a frank yet optimistic assessment of major developmental challenges, but also opportunities, facing future generations, the author elucidates linkages between water and a range of other drivers from various disciplinary and stakeholder perspectives. Ultimately portraying the belief that Humanity can harness its visionary abilities, technologies, and economic resources for increased wellbeing and sound stewardship of resources, the book presents an optimistic statement stressing actions scientists, policy makers, and consumers can and must take to meet the water management challenges of a warming planet anticipating nine billion inhabitants by 2050.
Notes Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed September 20, 2013).
Other author Braga Jr., Benedito P. F. (Braga J⵮ior), author.
Gulbenkian Think Tank on Water and the Future of Humanity, author.
Subject Water security.
Water-supply.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Infrastructure
SOCIAL SCIENCE / General
Electronic books.
ISBN 9783319014579 (electronic bk.)
3319014579 (electronic bk.)
9783319014562
Standard Number 10.1007/978-3-319-01457-9