We use cookies to provide essential features and services. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies .


Warehouse Stock Clearance Sale

Grab a bargain today!

Water (Resources)


Product Description
Product Details

Table of Contents

Figures and Tables vi

Acknowledgements vii

1. Freshwater: Facts, Figures, Conditions 1

2. Geopolitics and Sustainability 28

3. Threats to Freshwater 59

4. Who's in Control? 92

5. Water Ethics and Environmental Justice 124

Notes 156

Selected Readings 178

Index 189

About the Author

David Lewis Feldman is professor and chair of planning, policy, and design at the University of California, Irvine.


"Feldman's useful and clear overview of the modern world ofwater makes a very strong case overall for the involvement ofscientists and local people in planning." The Guardian "David Feldman has thoughtfully tackled one of the mostimportant global issues of our time - water sustainability - bybroadly integrating useful data and examples, clear and accessiblewriting, and systematic analysis of the problem's human dimensions,including environmental justice, privatization, conflictresolution, stewardship, and conservation." Tony Arnold, University of Louisville"Feldman eschews the simplistic characterization of water scarcityas an engineering problem, instead framing the challenge in thelanguage of sustainability, and implicating issues of inequity,poverty, and geopolitics shaped by growing populations, climatechange, environmental destruction, and food and energy shortages.It s ambitious and skillfully executed - and immenselyentertaining." Doug Kenney, University of Colorado "David Feldman demonstrates an impressive depth and breadth ofknowledge of the functional, geopolitical and policy dimensionsinvolved in dealing with water as a precious, multi-faceted naturalresource in its contemporary context of a planet increasinglyperceived under pressure." Theo Toonen, Delft University of Technology "Feldman innovatively reframes the issue of water management asan ethical challenge and gives the reader a good idea of how watermanagement involves the integration of various areas of human activity. Yet, thebook s most important contribution lies in the the discussion beyond economic andpolitical explanations and concentrates on the ethical and humanrights aspects of water." Nick W. Verouden, Delft University of Technology

Ask a Question About this Product More...
Look for similar items by category
People also searched for
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.
Back to top