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Description - Globalization of Water by Arjen Y. Hoekstra

Globalization of Water examines the critical link between water management and international trade. Local water depletion and pollution are often closely tied to the structure of the global economy. With increasing trade between nations and continents, water is more frequently used to produce exported goods. Can trade enhance global water use efficiency, or does it simply shift the environmental burden to a distant location? This book offers a consumer-based indicator of each nation's water use: the water footprint. This invaluable tool highlights the hidden link between national consumption and the use of water resources across the globe, identifying "water dependent" countries worldwide. This innovative text is designed for scientists, policy makers, and anybody interested in the relationship between globalization and sustainable water management. It offers a state-of-the-art review, provides a rich data source, and sketches the contours of a new field of knowledge.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405163354
ISBN-10: 1405163356
Format: Hardback
(236mm x 164mm x 18mm)
Pages: 220
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Arjen Y. Hoekstra

Arjen Y. Hoekstra has academic and professional experience in the field of integrated water resources management in various countries and is currently Professor of Multidisciplinary Water Management at the University of Twente, the Netherlands. Ashok K. Chapagain has been an irrigation engineer in Nepal, received his PhD degree at the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education in Delft, the Netherlands, was employed as researcher at the University of Twente, and currently works for the World Wide Fund for Nature in the UK.

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