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The Global Water System in the Anthropocene

Challenges for Science and Governance

Series: Springer Water

Bhaduri, A., Bogardi, J., Leentvaar, J., Marx, S. (Eds.)

2014, XVI, 437 p. 70 illus., 26 illus. in color.

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  • Connects science with policy
  • Presents the state-of-the-art of global water science
  • Provides river basin case studies as "laboratories" for developing, testing and monitoring experience with integrated methodologies
The Global Water System in the Anthropocene provides the platform to present global and regional perspectives of world-wide experiences on the responses of water management to global change in order to address issues such as variability in supply, increasing demands for water, environmental flows, and land use change. It helps to build links between science and policy and practice in the area of water resources management and governance, relates institutional and technological innovations, and identifies in which ways research can assist policy and practice in the field of sustainable freshwater management. Until the industrial revolution, human beings and their activities played an insignificant role influencing the dynamics of the Earth system, the sum of our planet‘s interacting physical, chemical, and biological processes. Today, humankind even exceeds nature in terms of changing the biosphere and affecting all other facets of Earth system functioning. A growing number of scientists argue that humanity has entered a new geological epoch that needs a corresponding name: the Anthropocene. Human activities impact the global water system as part of the Earth system, and change the way water moves around the globe like never before. Thus, managing freshwater use wisely in the planetary water cycle has become a key challenge to reach global environmental sustainability.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » GWSP - Global Environmental Change - Global Water System - Planetary Water Cycle - Water Governance - Water Policy - Water Resources - Water in the Anthropocene

Related subjects » Climate Change Impact - Climate Change Management and Policy - Earth System Sciences - Hydrology and Water Resources - Water Policy, Governance, and Management

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