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Author Boberg, Jill.

Title Liquid Assets : How Demographic Changes and Water Management Policies Affect Freshwater Resources
Published Santa Monica : RAND, 2003
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Description 1 online resource (151 pages)
Contents Preface; Contents; Figures; Tables; Summary; Acknowledgments; CHAPTER ONE- Introduction; Fallacies in the Prediction of the Water Crisis; The Future of Water Resources; CHAPTER TWO- Freshwater Availability; Quantity of Water on Earth; The Hydrological Cycle and Sustainable Water Use; The Role of Freshwater Ecosystems; Natural Influences on Water Availability; CHAPTER THREE- Patterns of Demand for Fresh Water; Agricultural Sector; Industrial Sector; Domestic and Municipal Sector; CHAPTER FOUR- Demographic Influences on Water Resources; Population Size; Number of Households
Urbanization and MigrationEconomic Development; CHAPTER FIVE- Influences of Water Resources on Demographic Variables; Migration; CHAPTER SIX- Approaches to Sustainable Water Management; Supply Management; Demand Management; Demand Management by Sector; CHAPTER SEVEN- Conclusions: The Water Crisis Revisited; References
Summary A one-liner considers more demographic and local water-availability factors than most reports linking demography to water resources. In a 450-character abstract most writings linking demographic trends to water availability look at population-growth effects, treating water supplies as static and population as increasing
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Subject Water resources development -- Developing countries.
Water use -- Developing countries.
Water-supply -- Developing countries.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0833040863 (electronic bk.)
9780833040862 (electronic bk.)