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At the start of the new World Water Decade

In 2015, at the end of the previous UN World Water Decade, the World Economic Forum ranked water crises as the top global risk by impact. At the start of the new World Water Decade today, water crises remain one of the main risks to economies, people, and environments worldwide. The lack of access to clean and safe drinking water and the pressures placed on water systems due to climate change, natural disasters, urbanization and population growth...  Read the full text

Zafar Adeel © SpringerEditorial: Water Security as the Top Global Agenda by Zafar Adeel

Water insecurity is a threat that cuts across geographical regions, sectors of commerce, and societal divides. Competition for scarce water resources has intensified within countries and among countries sharing water resources. As the world population climbs towards 9 or 10 billion people by the end of this century and our consumption patterns further intensify water demands, we have to ask a fundamental question:

 Would we be able to provide sufficient water for daily domestic use, food production, energy generation, and business enterprises?  Read the full text!

Dr. Zafar Adeel is the Executive Director of the Pacific Water Research Centre and a Professor of Professional Practice at Simon Fraser University, and has over 25 years of experience in a broad range of environmental and policy issues.

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Free Access to Selected Chapters: The most popular chapters of the selected titles are freely accessible for a limited time.

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Freshwater Governance for the 21st Century

Editor: Eiman Karar (2016)

Most-read chapter: Water Governance Futures in South Asia and Southern Africa: Déjà Vu All Over Again?

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Global Water Security

Editor: World Water Council (2018) 

Most-read chapter: California: Water Security from Infrastructure, Institutions, and the Global Economy

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Nanotechnology, Food Security and Water Treatment

Editors: K M Gothandam, Shivendu Ranjan, Nandita Dasgupta, Chidambaram Ramalingam, Eric Lichtfouse  (2018)

Most-read chapterPlant Nano-nutrition: Perspectives and Challenges

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Smart Markets for Water Resources

Editors: John F. Raffensperger, Mark W. Milke (2017)

Most-read chapter: Water Allocation: The Joint Problem of Interaction and Transaction Cost  

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Water Security Across the Gender Divide

Editors: Christiane Fröhlich, Giovanna Gioli, Roger Cremades, Henri Myrttinen (2018)

Most-read chapter: Gender and Water in a Changing Climate: Challenges and Opportunities

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Water and Sanitation in the New Millennium

Editors: Nath, K.J, Sharma, Vinod Prakash (2017)

Most-read chapter: Health Impact of Bacteriological and Chemical Contamination of Drinking Water with Special Reference to Arsenic 

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Modeling Phenomena of Flow and Transport in Porous Media

Editor: Jacob Bear (2018)

Most-read chapter: Porous Media   

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Hospital Wastewaters

Editor: Paola Verlicchi (2018)

Most-read chapter: Overview on Pilot-Scale Treatments and New and Innovative Technologies for Hospital Effluent

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The Water-Energy-Food Nexus

Editors: Aiko Endo, Tomohiro Oh (2018)


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