Globalization of Water: Sharing the Planet's Freshwater Resources
January 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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Globalization of Water is a first-of-its-kind review of the critical relationship between globalization and sustainable water management. It explores the impact of international trade on local water depletion and pollution and identifies “water dependent” nations.
- Examines the critical link between water management and international trade, considering how local water depletion and pollution are often closely tied to the structure of the global economy
- Offers a consumer-based indicator of each nation’s water use: the water footprint
- Questions whether trade can enhance global water use efficiency, or whether it simply shifts the environmental burden to a distant location
- Highlights the hidden link between national consumption and the use of water resources across the globe, identifying the threats facing ‘water dependent’ countries worldwide
- Provides a state-of-the-art review and in-depth data source for a new field of knowledge