Water under Threat (Global Issues Series)

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This richly documented book asks the major questions about the enormously important political and geostrategic issue of water. Does water have a price? Is it a right or a need? Is there a water crisis? Will wars be fought over water? Should we be worried about water pollution? Can the available technological solutions keep it under control? It also provides some elements of an answer. It shows that the ways in which water is used and managed raise central issues about our lifestyle, our ethics, and our relationship to nature and the biosphere. It makes the case for a society that is more economical with water, and calls for global management of water resources in a spirit of solidarity, openness, and respect for the rules of democracy.

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Mohamed Larbi Bouguerra is a former professor at the science faculty of Tunis University, and a former associate director of research at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS). He is in charge of the Water Programme of the Alliance for a Responsible, Plural and United World.

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'Making one car consumes 400,000 litres of water; in Brazil, 22 glasses of water are needed to produce one glass of orange juice. Alongside such profligacy, 6,000 children die each day for lack of clean water. The book speaks powerfully of the need to address such inequalities and to relearn what our ancestors knew: that "the water cycle ties us all to one another as well as to Mother Nature".' P D Smith, Saturday Guardian '[A] very informative little primer on water issues...an excellent, useful and very readable book which helps to clarify a subject not much talked about in political circles.' John Green, Morning Star

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