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Title Water planet : the culture, politics, economics, and sustainability of water on Earth / Camille Gaskin-Reyes, editor
Published Santa Barbara, California : ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 450 pages)
Series Gale virtual reference library
Contents Cover page; Halftitle page; Title page; Copyright page; Contents; PREFACE; INTRODUCTION; 1 WATER AND CLIMATE CHANGE; OVERVIEW; CASE STUDIES; Case Study 1: Small, Vulnerable Islands: Fallout of Climate Change; Case Study 2: Climate Change Adaptation Measures in Developed Countries; Case Study 3: Impacts of Climate Change on European Lakes; ANNOTATED DOCUMENT; Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Report 2014: Summary for Policymakers (PM); PERSPECTIVES; Should Developed Countries Pay Monetary Reparation for the Ecological Debt Caused by Their Fossil Fuel Emissions?
2 GLOBAL WATER CYCLE DISRUPTIONS AND INTENSE WEATHER EVENTSOVERVIEW; CASE STUDIES; Case Study 1: Old and New Dust Bowls; Case Study 2: Hurricanes and Intense Storms; Case Study 3: Water Issues in China and Neighboring Countries; ANNOTATED DOCUMENT; United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in the Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, Particularly in Africa (1994); PERSPECTIVES; Are Levees the Best Long-Term Solution to Protecting New Orleans from Flooding?; 3 SHARING FRESHWATER: COOPERATION OR CONFLICT?; OVERVIEW; CASE STUDIES
Case Study 1: The Impact of Pollution in a Multicountry Lake: A Case Study of Lake Victoria in the Ugandan ContextCase Study 2: The Lempa River Basin in Central America: Water as a Regional Public Good; Case Study 3: Middle East Water: A Bone of Contention; ANNOTATED DOCUMENT; 2008 DRAFT ARTICLES OF THE UNITED NATIONS ON THE LAW OF TRANSBOUNDARY AQUIFERS; PERSPECTIVES; How Should the Colorado River Basin Be Managed to Mitigate Interstate Conflict?; 4 OCEAN AND COASTAL ENVIRONMENTS; OVERVIEW; CASE STUDIES; Case Study 1: The Exxon Valdez Spill; Case Study 2: Threats to the Galapagos Islands
Case Study 3: Plastic Contamination of the Ocean: The Great Pacific Garbage PatchANNOTATED DOCUMENT; United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea: Part V: Exclusive; PERSPECTIVES; Will the Drilling of Oil in the Gulf of Mexico Be a Source of Regional Conflict between Domestic Stakeholders in the United States?; 5 WATER GOVERNANCE AND CONFLICTS; OVERVIEW; CASE STUDIES; Case Study 1: Water Diversions, Rain Shortages Dry Up a Major Iranian Lake; Case Study 2: Illicit Trafficking of People and Products on the High Seas
Case Study 3: Whaling Conflicts between Japan and Australia at the International Court of JusticeANNOTATED DOCUMENT; Berlin Rules: Principles of International Law Governing the Management of All Waters; PERSPECTIVES; Could Conflicts over Water Actually Promote Peace and Stability?; 6 WATER AS THE BASIS FOR SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC LIFE; OVERVIEW; CASE STUDIES; Case Study 1: Cochabamba Water for Sale?; Case Study 2: Cutting through the Oceans: The Panama Canal and the Proposed Nicaragua Canal; Case Study 3: Waterborne Diseases and Human Development; ANNOTATED DOCUMENT
Summary Through case studies, opposing viewpoints, and primary documents, this reference work examines the environmental and sustainability issues regarding water as well as how water is an intrinsic part of human culture
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Global environmental change
Marine ecosystem health
Sustainable development
Water resources development -- Economic aspects
Water resources development -- Political aspects
Water rights
Water-supply -- Economic aspects
Water-supply -- Political aspects
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Real Estate -- General.
Global environmental change.
Marine ecosystem health.
Sustainable development.
Water resources development -- Economic aspects.
Water resources development -- Political aspects.
Water rights.
Water-supply -- Economic aspects.
Water-supply -- Political aspects.
Form Electronic book
Author Gaskin-Reyes, Camille E., editor
ISBN 1440838178 (electronic bk.)
9781440838170 (electronic bk.)