The Atlas Of Water: Mapping The World'S Most Critical Resource

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  • Publish Date: 2016-09-01
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Maggie Black

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Climate change,population increase,and the demands made by the growing number of people adopting urban lifestyles and western dietsthreaten the worlds supply of freshwater, edging us closer to a globalwatercrisis, with dire implications for agriculture, the economy, the environment, and human health. Completely revised and updated,TheAtlasofWateris a compelling visual guide to the state of this life-sustaining resource. Using vivid graphics, maps, and charts, it explores the complex human interaction withwateraroundthe world. This vibrantatlasaddresses all the pressing issues concerningwater,fromwatershortages and excessive demand, to dams, pollution, and privatization,all considered in terms of the growing threat of an increasingly unpredictable climate. It also outlines critical tools for managingwater, providing safe access towater, and preserving the future of the worldswatersupply.

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