Figures and Tables vi
1. Freshwater: Facts, Figures, Conditions 1
2. Geopolitics and Sustainability 28
3. Threats to Freshwater 59
4. Who's in Control? 92
5. Water Ethics and Environmental Justice 124
Selected Readings 178
"Feldman's useful and clear overview of the modern world of water makes a very strong case overall for the involvement of scientists and local people in planning."
"David Feldman has thoughtfully tackled one of the most important global issues of our time - water sustainability - by broadly integrating useful data and examples, clear and accessible writing, and systematic analysis of the problem's human dimensions, including environmental justice, privatization, conflict resolution, stewardship, and conservation."
Tony Arnold, University of Louisville
Doug Kenney, University of Colorado
"David Feldman demonstrates an impressive depth and breadth of knowledge of the functional, geopolitical and policy dimensions involved in dealing with water as a precious, multi-faceted natural resource in its contemporary context of a planet increasingly perceived under pressure."
Theo Toonen, Delft University of Technology
''Feldman innovatively reframes the issue of water management as an ethical challenge and gives the reader a good idea of how water management involves
the integration of various areas of human activity. Yet, the book’s most important
contribution lies in the the discussion beyond economic and political explanations and concentrates on the ethical and human rights aspects of water.''
Nick W. Verouden, Delft University of Technology