Threats To Global Water Security: Population, Growth, Terrorism, Climate Change or Commercialisation?

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dc.contributor.author Jones, J. A. A.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-22T11:13:10Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-22T11:13:10Z
dc.date.issued 2011-06-22
dc.identifier.citation Jones , J A A 2011 , ' Threats To Global Water Security: Population, Growth, Terrorism, Climate Change or Commercialisation? ' pp. 3-13 . en
dc.identifier.other PURE: 168089
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/7095
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/7095
dc.description Jones, J. A. A. (2009). Threats To Global Water Security: Population, Growth, Terrorism, Climate Change or Commercialisation? Threats to Water Global Security, In: NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C - Environmental Security, p. 3-13 NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Natural Disasters and Water Security, Yerevan, Armenia, 18-22 October, 2007. Jones, J. A. A., Vardanian, T. G., Hakopian, C. (eds.) Water resources are under threat in many parts of the world. Climate change and natural disasters like earthquakes are aggravating already critical situations. But a significant number of threats are posed directly by human interference and failings. A major theme in the book is the need for preparedness. Poor risk assessment, lack of emergency planning and poor institutional response are key factors in making natural disasters or human-induced problems worse. The problems are ones of water quality as well as quantity. A large section is devoted to the threats from climate change and extreme hydrological events. As global warming progresses most regions can expect an increase in the frequency of floods and droughts. But the rising cost of these events is also directly due to human mismanagement, lack of preparation and poor emergency response. Similar issues surround the threats from terrorism and armed conflicts, which are analysed by a special Working Group. A final section is devoted to analyses of the water resources problems surrounding the Aral Sea - perhaps the worst man-made disaster in history - in which experts from the region discuss the solutions being developed, the urgent need for international collaboration and the problems caused by the huge cost of rehabilitation. en
dc.description.abstract As the water crisis intensifies and climate change predictions suggest worse to come, no single factor is responsible. This paper looks at a number Of Sources of insecurity in water Supplies. It Concludes that population growth and its multiplier factors, Such as irrigated agriculture, Urbanisation and water Pollution, are the prime causes. But major questions need to be addressed regarding financial and political control. en
dc.format.extent 11 en
dc.language.iso eng
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dc.title Threats To Global Water Security: Population, Growth, Terrorism, Climate Change or Commercialisation? en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Conference paper en
dc.contributor.institution Institute of Geography & Earth Sciences en
dc.contributor.institution River Basin Dynamics and Hydrology en
dc.description.status Non peer reviewed en


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