1. This booklet has been written for community development workers in developing countries who are not technicians in the area of water resources. It is meant to serve as a general guide when planning environmentally sound small-scale water projects, that is, projects which protect and conserve...
  2. The procedures described are not intended as formal instructions but as optional guidelines to assist people to improve thir own evaluations of their land and water resources.
  3. This book takes a step back looking at the 'way' we think rather than 'what' we think about water. The first part of the book is really examining the process of innovative thinking needed to escape from the traditional water conflickts. The second part redefines the water crisis showing how...
  4. This paper provides an overview of innovative options for developing and using water for food production in sub-Saharan Africa in light of the growing scarcity and competition for wat er resources. These options include rainwater harvesting, selective development of wetlands for agriculture,...
  5. The water coming out of your kitchen tap is four billion years old and might well have been sipped by aTyrannosaurus rex. Rather than only three states of water—liquid, ice, and vapor—there is a fourth, “molecular water,” fused into rock 400 miles deep in the Earth, and that’s where most of the...
  6. 2003-01-01 Many local initiatives have been started, and these are beginning to change the way we think about and use water. However, these ideas need to spread. This is the objective of this book, which brings together information on local action in water management, including activities undertaken by...
  7. This study is structured in four substantive chapters and a conclusion. Chapter 2 defines key concepts and reivew main trends in poly and legislation. Chapter 3 discuess the land/water rights interface with regard to irrigation. Chapter 4 focueses on pastoral water points. Chapter 5 deals with...
  8. The following pages are dedicated to water. The discussions of water-related issues are much broader, however, than the substance itself.
  9. The Niger River Basin, home to 100 million people, is a vital yet complex asset for West and Central Africa. It is the continent's third largest river basin, traversing nine countries―Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Niger, and Nigeria. The River embodies both...
  10. In this groundbreaking book, veteran science correspondent Fred Pearce travels to more than thirty countries to examine the current state of crucial water sources. Deftly weaving together the complicated scientific, economic, and historic dimensions of the world water crisis, he provides our most...