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Water for Food in a Changing World

Water for Food in a Changing World (Paperback)

Edited by Garrido, Alberto
Edited by Ingram, Helen M.

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There is not enough water globally for all the things humans need and want water to do for us. Water supply bubbles are bursting in China, the Middle East and India with potentially serious implications for the global economy and for political stability. Even the United States is... depleting groundwater on average 25% faster than it is being replenished. Our thirst for water grows with our population, but the amount of fresh water available on Earth is fixed. If we assume business as usual by 2050 about 40% of the projected global population of 9.4 billion is expected to be facing water stress or scarcity. With increasing climate variability being predicted by global climate models, we are likely also to have more people without adequate water more of the time, even in water-rich regions. Irrigation productivity rose dramatically over the past 40 years as a result of the Green Revolution. However, even if we disregard the environmental impacts caused by that revolution, we are no nearer to achieving global food security than we were 40 years ago, as every time we come close to filling the food production gap population growth and ecosystem decline associated with water diversions to human purposes set us back. Our natural and agricultural ecosystems are trying to tell us something. This book pursues these overarching themes connecting to water and food production at global and regional scales. The collection offers a comprehensive discussion of all relevant issues, and offers a wide-ranging discussion with the aim of contributing to the global debate about water and food crises.
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ISBN 9781138807662
Released NZ 23 Jun 2014
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Paperback
Series Contributions from the Rosenberg International Forum on Water Policy
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ISBN-13 9781138807662
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Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Released 23 Jun 2014
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) Edited by Garrido, Alberto
Edited by Ingram, Helen M.
Series Contributions from the Rosenberg International Forum on Water Policy
Category Agriculture & Related Industries
Management Of Land & Natural Resources
Global Warming
Number of Pages 334
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code 333.913
Weight 476g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General, Water-supply - Management, Water-supply - Management - International cooperation, Integrated water development, Food security
NBS Text Environment & Planning
ONIX Text College/higher education