The UN World Water Development Report 1: Water for People, Water for Life
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This report, with respective case studies, can be found on-line in six parts. Part I introduces background on the water crisis providing an historical overview on water policies. This first part ends with some recommendations for assessment tools to analyze the progress and to find ways for a better future. Part II gives us a summary of the state of fresh water around the world. Part III focuses on water usage and the increased demand on resources. It discusses ways to secure food for a growing population, the role of energy and energy needs in developing nations. Part IV examines management challenges such as competing needs, usage and demands. It recommends wise water governance for sustainable development and the need for collective share of responsibility based on knowledge and information. Part V presents the case studies illustrating the referred issues. Part VI concludes by trying to fit all the pieces together of all the facets of the global water issues.
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Rola, A. (ed.); Liguton, J. (ed.); Francisco, H. (ed.) (Makati City, Philippines: Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2004)
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