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Title Water insecurity : a social dilemma / edited by MD. Anwarul Abedin, International Environment and Disaster Management Laboratory, Graduate School of Global environmental studies, Kyoto University, Japan, Umma Habiba, International Environment and Disaster Management Laboratory, Graduate School of Global environmental studies, Kyoto University, Japan, Rajib Shaw, International Environment and Disaster Management Laboratory, Graduate School of Global environmental studies, Kyoto University, Japan
Edition First edition
Published Bingley, United Kingdom : Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 303 pages)
Series Community, environment and disaster risk management, 2040-7262 ; volume 13
Community, environment and disaster risk management ; v. 13
Contents Introduction -- Water quality issues -- The way forward : sustaining water resources
Summary It has been estimated that globally, 1.2 billion people live with acute shortage of water. Water scarcity, particularly in south and south-east Asian countries, is well known. However, the social dilemmas and insecurities related to water issues are often less discussed. In the case of south and south-east Asia, the distribution of available water amongst various casts and creeds has been determined through several social hierarchies. Hence, water forms a critical socio-political issue, with a multi-faced dimension. This book critically analyses the associated social issues of increasing water scarcity in countries such as India. It documents the social impacts and predicament of water scarcity. The book will be of prime interest to researchers, policy makers and practitioners in the fields of development and environment, as well as water planners, and it will be a useful reference guide for future research in the field of water scarcity and risk management. Topics analyzed include arsenic contamination, the impact of salinity on livelihood and mitigation, and drought resilience, adaptation and policy. The book concludes by providing lessons, challenges and future perspectives of water insecurity
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Description based on online resource; title from title page (EBL, viewed Feb. 14, 2014)
Subject Integrated water development -- South Asia.
Integrated water development -- Southeast Asia.
Water quality -- South Asia.
Water quality -- Southeast Asia.
Water-supply -- Social aspects -- South Asia.
Water-supply -- Social aspects -- Southeast Asia.
Form Electronic book
Author Abedin, Md. Anwarul, editro of compilation
Shaw, Rajib, editor of compilation
Umma, Habiba, editor of compilation
ISBN 1306291194 (electronic bk.)
1781908834 (electronic bk.)
9781306291194 (electronic bk.)
9781781908822
9781781908839 (electronic bk.)