Water for the Americas: Challenges and Opportunities - Contributions from the Rosenberg International Forum on Water Policy (Hardback)
  • Water for the Americas: Challenges and Opportunities - Contributions from the Rosenberg International Forum on Water Policy (Hardback)
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Water for the Americas: Challenges and Opportunities - Contributions from the Rosenberg International Forum on Water Policy (Hardback)

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The chapters in this volume are peer reviewed editions of the papers presented at the 7th meeting of the Rosenberg International Forum on Water Policy which was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina on November 15-17, 2010. The theme for Forum VII was Water for the Americas: Challenges and Opportunities.

This Forum was unique in examining the water problems of the Americas and identifying water management experience gleaned in other parts of the world that might be useful in addressing the problems of the Americas. The sessions illustrated how the water problems of the Americas are common problems, differing only in degree from basin to basin. There was unanimity among the participants about the need for all inhabitants of the Americas to work together to ensure that everyone has access to adequate quantities of healthy water supplies and to appropriate sanitation services.

This volume's approach is to identify different responses and policies that address common issues and learn from contrasts and experiences. The value and potential that this approach affords is that it provides critical judgments about what has worked well and what needs to be done to gain a better future for the Americas' water resources and society. Some issues covered in the volume are so pressing and urgent, chief among them is serving the unserved, that any delays putting out new facilities in many a rural areas of Central America may cost lives and reduce the outlook for children. Additionally, the volume makes clear that the outlook for the poorest and the future of hundreds of growing cities are threatened by climate change. This book looks into the future by analyzing present and relevant data and gains insight from the different developmental stages of the hemisphere.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9781138025844
Number of pages: 302
Weight: 567 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 23 mm


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'Water for The Americas: Challenges & Opportunities is a stunning reading experience for experts and practitioners, one of the best books on water resource management I know' - Jaroslav Mysiak, Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change, Italy

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