Coping with Water Scarcity

Addressing the Challenges

  • Luis Santos Pereira
  • Ian Cordery
  • Iacovos Iacovides

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Luis Santos Pereira, Ian Cordery, Iacovos Iacovides
    Pages 1-6
  3. Luis Santos Pereira, Ian Cordery, Iacovos Iacovides
    Pages 7-24
  4. Luis Santos Pereira, Ian Cordery, Iacovos Iacovides
    Pages 25-46
  5. Luis Santos Pereira, Ian Cordery, Iacovos Iacovides
    Pages 47-75
  6. Luis Santos Pereira, Ian Cordery, Iacovos Iacovides
    Pages 77-98
  7. Luis Santos Pereira, Ian Cordery, Iacovos Iacovides
    Pages 99-132
  8. Luis Santos Pereira, Ian Cordery, Iacovos Iacovides
    Pages 133-174
  9. Luis Santos Pereira, Ian Cordery, Iacovos Iacovides
    Pages 175-220
  10. Luis Santos Pereira, Ian Cordery, Iacovos Iacovides
    Pages 221-242
  11. Luis Santos Pereira, Ian Cordery, Iacovos Iacovides
    Pages 243-328
  12. Luis Santos Pereira, Ian Cordery, Iacovos Iacovides
    Pages 329-342
  13. Luis Santos Pereira, Ian Cordery, Iacovos Iacovides
    Pages 343-357
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 359-382

About this book

Introduction

One of the main problems confronting the world of the 21st Century is a shortage of water. There is already severe scarcity in many regions of the world, causing tremendous problems for local populations and indeed entire societies. There is insufficient water available for the production of food to alleviate poverty and starvation; the lack of water hampers industrial, urban and tourism development, forcing restrictions on other sectors, especially agriculture; health problems arise as the deterioration of ground and surface waters favours water-borne diseases, which flourish in the absence of decent water distribution and sewerage systems. Water conflicts still arise in areas under stress, while water for nature has become a vanishing priority in such zones.

This book is a guide to the establishment of regional and/or local guidelines for developing and implementing new ideas for coping with water scarcity. The basic premise underlying the book is that water scarcity will persist, so personal, human and society-wide skills will be needed to cope with it while living in harmony with the necessary environmental constraints. The book provides basic information to assist decision makers, water managers, engineers, agronomists, social scientists and other professions (and their students) in formulating coherent, hopefully harmonious and consolidated views on the issue. Guidelines are also given for introducing the general public to the concept of water scarcity and how to deal with it.

Audience:
This book will be of interest to policy-makers, decision-makers, water managers, land use planners, engineers (mainly agricultural, civil and environmental engineers), agronomists, economists, social scientists; other professionals related with water; students (engineering and planning)

 

Keywords

Cloud Fog Natur Scale development environment groundwater management organization

Authors and affiliations

  • Luis Santos Pereira
    • 1
  • Ian Cordery
    • 2
  • Iacovos Iacovides
    • 3
  1. 1.Universidade Técnica de Lisboa Inst. Superior de Agronomia Tapada da AjudaPortugal
  2. 2.University of New South Wales School of Civil & Environmental EngineeringAustralia
  3. 3.I.A.CO Ltd. Environmental & Water Consultants2035 StrovolosNicosia Cyprus

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-9579-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Netherlands 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-9578-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-9579-5
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