Water Supply in Emergency Situations

  • Yair Sharan
  • Abraham Tal
  • Harry Coccossis
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Yair Sharan, Amnon Einav, Jacobo Sack, Harry Coccossis, Madeleine Theochari, K. Dimitriou et al.
    Pages 1-26
  3. Sarah Burn, Bruno Nguyen, Orhan Yenigun, Burak Demirel, Liviu–Daniel Galatchi
    Pages 27-56
  4. Asher Vaturi, Abraham Tal, Zlobenko Borys, Vardan Tserunyan, Bardukh Gabrielyan, Helmut Lehn et al.
    Pages 57-90
  5. Jean Negreanu, Trahel Gerasim Vardanian, Petr Ingeduld, Evzen Zeman, Palle Lindgaard Jorgensen, Marsha Horsner et al.
    Pages 91-123
  6. Rashid Khaydarov, Renat Khaydarov, Bekhzod Yuldashev, Roger Olsen, Gagik Torosyan, Aleksander Isakov et al.
    Pages 125-138
  7. Rafig Verdiyev, Tzvi Levinson, Gil Dror
    Pages 139-163
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 165-173

About these proceedings

Introduction

Water is one of the most essential elements for sustaining life. National, regional, and local authorities throughout the world are responsible to maintain necessary infrastructure and safeguard resources for an orderly uninterrupted supply of good quality, healthy, and safe, water for everyday needs of all the population. These needs, which are growing fast with economic growth, development, and rising prosperity include water for drinking as well as for sanitation, laundry, gardening, recreation, and other domestic uses. An adequate supply of water resources should be safeguarded also for all sectors of the economy and society including agriculture, industry, energy, tourism, ecosystem protection, and more. Drinking water is again becoming a global issue from many perspectives. There are still parts of the globe which lack the necessary water resources for their basic needs, whether in terms of quantity or quality, or both. Demographic growth in several world regions is likely to increase pressures for the development of water resources and further exploitation of existing ones. Changes in production and consumption patterns are expected to aggravate further the pressures on the quantity and quality of water resources across the world. Rising standards of living, intensive agriculture, and new industrial processes lead not only to increasing com- tition for water use and rising costs of water provision, but also to mounting risks.

Keywords

Environmental Groundwater NATO Peace Science Security Sub-Series C Water supply development ecosystem organization

Editors and affiliations

  • Yair Sharan
    • 1
  • Abraham Tal
    • 1
  • Harry Coccossis
    • 2
  1. 1.Tel Aviv UniversityRaman AvivIsrael
  2. 2.University of ThessalyMaroussiGreece

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6305-3
  • Copyright Information Springer 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-6304-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-6305-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1874-6578
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