Water Under Threat
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BeschreibungPresents an exploration of the key social, political, and ethical issues in global water use. This title 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 economical with water.
I: A SYMBOL AND A SOURCE OF FASCINATION FOR ARTISTS AND SCIENTISTS
1: Unparalleled Symbolism
2: Science and Water: Research Continues PART
II: WATER AS A POLITICAL ISSUE
3: The Problem of Distribution and Management
4: Geostrategy, Power and Struggles
5: Water and Conflicts
6: A Painful Issue in Algeria
7: A Water Crisis?
8: A Common Good Coveted by the Market PART
III: THE PUBLIC HEALTH PROBLEM
9: Water and Health 10. Pollution in Many Different Forms PART
IV: ISSUES OF ETHICS, SOLIDARITY AND DEVELOPMENT 11: The Question of Dams 12: Water and Development Ethics 13: Reasons for Hope? Further Reading; Index
PortraitMohamed Larbi Bouguerra is a Tunisian scientist who directs the water programme of the Alliance for a Responsible, Plural and United World. He was formerly a professor at the science faculty of Tunis University, and an associate director of research at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS).
Pressestimmen"The Global Issues series is another dimension of Zed's fine record, allowing access to a range of subjects and authors that...very few publishers have tried. I strongly recommend these new, powerful titles and this exciting series." John Pilger
Untertitel: 'Global Issues'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: ZED BOOKS LTD
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2006
Seitenanzahl: 208 Seiten