Middle East Studies

Water Supply General Resources

Author:               Fishman, Charles, 1961-

Title:                    The big thirst : the secret life and turbulent future of water 

Imprint:              New York : Free Press, 2011

Description:       388 p. ; 24 cm

Note:                   See website: http://www.thebigthirst.com/


The water coming out of your kitchen tap is four billion years old and might well have been sipped by a Tyrannosaurus 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 planet's water is found. Unlike most precious resources, water cannot be used up; it can always be made clean enough again to drink, indeed, water can be made so clean that it's toxic. Water is the most vital substance in our lives but also more amazing and mysterious than we appreciate. As the author brings to life in this narrative, water runs our world in a host of awe inspiring ways, yet we take it completely for granted. But the era of easy water is over. Bringing readers on a lively and fascinating journey from the wet moons of Saturn to the water obsessed hotels of Las Vegas, where dolphins swim in the desert, and from a rice farm in the parched Australian outback to a high tech IBM plant that makes an exotic breed of pure water found nowhere in nature, he shows that we have already left behind a century long golden age when water was thoughtlessly abundant, free, and safe and entered a new era of high stakes water. In 2008, Atlanta came within ninety days of running entirely out of clean water. California is in a desperate battle to hold off a water catastrophe. And in the last five years Australia nearly ran out of water, and had to scramble to reinvent the country's entire water system. But as dramatic as the challenges are, the deeper truth the author reveals is that there is no good reason for us to be overtaken by a global water crisis. We have more than enough water. We just don't think about it, or use it, smartly. This book explores our strange and complex relationship to water. We delight in watching waves roll in from the ocean; we take great comfort from sliding into a hot bath; and we will pay a thousand times the price of tap water to drink our preferred brand of the bottled version. We love water, but at the moment, we do not appreciate it or respect it. Just as we have begun to reimagine our relationship to food, a change that is driving the growth of the organic and local food movements, we must also rethink how we approach and use water. The good news is that we can. As is shown, a host of advances are under way, from the simplicity of harvesting rainwater to the brilliant innovations devised by companies such as IBM, GE, and Royal Caribbean that are making impressive breakthroughs in water productivity. Knowing what to do is not the problem. Ultimately, the hardest part is changing our water consciousness. As the author writes, "Many civilizations have been crippled or destroyed by an inability to understand water or manage it. We have a huge advantage over the generations of people who have come before us, because we can understand water and we can use it smartly." This book will forever change the way we think about water, about our essential relationship to it, and about the creativity we can bring to ensuring that we will always have plenty of it; it is an examination of the passing of the golden age of water and the shocking facts about how water scarcity will soon be a major factor in our lives.--From book jacket

Contents:           The revenge of water -- The secret life of water -- Dolphins in the desert -- Water under water -- The money  in the pipes -- The yuck factor -- Who stopped the rain? – Where water is worshipped, but gets no respect – It's water. Of course it's free -- The fate of water – Water measurements of all kinds.

ISBN:                   9781439102077

OCLC #:               646112945

Subjects:            Water-supply

                Water resources development

                Water use

                Water consumption

Location:            Newark Campus Library Stacks

Call #:                  HD1691 .F55 2011  


Author:               Leal Filho, Walter

Title:                    Climate change and the sustainable use of water resources / Walter Leal Filho, editor

Imprint:              Heidelberg ; New York : Springer, c2012

Description:       1 online resource (xii, 823 p.) : ill. (some col.), col. maps


The book explores the geo-chemical, physical, social and economic impacts of climate change on water supplies. It contains examples and case studies from a wide range of countries, and addresses the need to promote sustainable water use across the world.

Contents:           Content

Series:                 Climate change management (Springer (Firm))

ISBN:                   9783642222665 (electronic bk.)

OCLC #:               756512298

Subjects:            Water-supply

                Climatic changes


Location:           Web E-books

Call #:                  QC903 .C5456 2012eb


Author:               Majumder, Mrinmoy, author

Title:                    Impact of urbanization on water shortage in face of climatic aberrations

Imprint:              Singapore : Springer, 2015

Description:       1 online resource : color illustrations


The present study tried to achieve three objectives. The first objective is to develop an indicator to represent the real situation of water availability in different locations as a function of urbanization, climate and water quality. The indicator will consider the temporal variation of its input parameters and water quality parameters. The second objective was to identify the priority values of the input parameters to differentiate the input variables with respect to its sensitivity to the amount of consumable fresh water. The last aim of the investigation was to find the impact of urbanization on water availability under different climatic scenarios. To achieve all three objectives, Multi Criteria Decision Making (MCDM) and Artificial Neural Network (ANN) was used to develop the index after the input parameters were identified with the help of literature, expert and stakeholders survey. ANN was selected for its predictive ability under non-linear and complex situations. A new MCDM method, Ensemble Analytical Hierarchy Process and Fuzzy Logic was utilized for decision making about the importance of selected parameters and determination of the priority values. Three study areas having three different den-sities of urban population was selected. Climate change scenarios

A2 and B2 as proposed by Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was considered to represent the climatic situations where the values of the climatic parameters was predicted by Climate Models. For each scenario, the index value was estimated for three different time slabs (2010­2030, 2031­2070 and 2071­2100).

ISBN:                   9789814560733 (electronic bk.)

OCLC #:               908103251

Subjects:            Water-supply

                Water consumption

                Water resources development

                Climatic changes

Location:            Web E-book

Call #:                  TD353  

Water Drainage

Author:               Bell, Sarah (College teacher), author

Title:                    Urban water sustainability : constructing infrastructure for cities and nature 

Imprint:              Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2018

Description:       1 online resource (xiv, 185 pages): illustrations


The provision of a safe and reliable water supply is a major challenge for the world's growing urban populations. This book investigates the implications of different developments in water technology and infrastructure for urban sustainability and the relationship between cities and nature. The book begins by outlining five frameworks for analyzing water technologies and systems - sustainable development, ecological modernization, socio-technical systems, political ecology and radical ecology. It then analyses in detail what the sustainability implications are of different technical developments in water systems, specifically: demand management, sanitation, urban drainage, water reuse and desalination. The main purpose of the book is to draw out the social, political and ethical implications of technical changes that are occurring in urban water systems around the world, with positive and negative impacts on sustainability. Distinguished from existing social science analysis due to its attention to the engineering details of the technology, this book will be of use to a wide audience, including students on water management courses, engineering students and researchers, urban geographers and planners interested in sustainability, infrastructure and critical ecology.

ISBN:                   1315680815 electronic book

OCLC #:               1ybp15073389

Subjects:            Drainage

                Municipal water supply

                Saline water conversion



                Sustainable development

                Water resources development

                Water reuse

Location:            Web E-books

Call #:                  TD209 .B45 2018  

Effects of Global Warming on Water Supply

Author:               Meissner, Richard (Writer on water resources development)

Title:                    Paradigms and theories influencing policies in the South African and international water sectors : PULSE³, a framework for policy analysis 

Imprint:              Cham, Switzerland : Springer, 2016, c2017

Description:       1 online resource (258 pages)


This book presents a new way of looking at and analyzing policies, programs and/or plans in which research scientists have used their knowledge to develop mechanisms such as South Africa's National Water Resource Strategy, Second Edition; Australian and South African climate change adaptation strategies for government entities and the UNDP's Water and Ocean Governance focus area. It critically assesses how science can be used in the service of society and how researchers and practitioners can bridge the gaps that arise as a result of incomplete thinking. Presenting a bird’s-eye view of how thinking and understanding operate in the policy context, it offers a valuable contribution to fields of inquiry such as research methods, comparative analyses, political science, international relations and the natural and social sciences in general. This book fills a market gap, providing real-world solutions to the practical application of science, paradigms and theories.

Contents:           Water Research in South Africa -- Water Governance and Management and Climate Change -- Active Substantiation: A Theory of Water Research -- PULSE3: A Framework for Analysis -- Paradigms and Theories: Popular Labels and Their Delimitation -- Advancing Different Ideas

ISBN:                   3319485474 (electronic bk.)

OCLC #:               963662565

Subjects:            Water resources development -- Government policy

                Water resources development

                Water resources development

                Water-supply -- Effect of global warming on

Location:            Web E-book

Call #:                  HD1691  


Author:               Shrestha, Sangam, editor

Author:               Anal, Anil K., editor

Author:               Salam, P. Abdul, editor

Author:               Valk, Michael, editor

Title:                    Managing water resources under climate uncertainty : examples from Asia, Europe, Latin America, and Australia 

Imprint:              Cham : Springer, 2015

Description:       1 online resource (xlii, 438 pages) : illustrations (some color)


This book contains a collection of individually authored chapters, which provide
increased knowledge of the impacts of climate change on the water cycle and identify practices and procedures that can assist in adaptation to a changing and variable climate. It includes examples from Asia and Europe with successful adaptive measures to change the challenge of climate change into opportunities. The availability of clean water is a major global challenge for the future due to a rapidly growing population and urbanization where further stress in water resources is expected due to the impact of climate change.

Contents:           Content

Series:                 Springer Water

ISBN:                   9783319104676 electronic bk

OCLC #:               894554112

Subjects:            Water-supply -- Effect of global warming on

                Water-supply -- Management

                Water resources development

Location:            Web E-books

Call #:                  TD353  

Economic Aspects of Water Supply

Author:               Barlow, Maude

Title:                    Blue covenant : the global water crisis and the coming battle for the right to water 

Imprint:              New York : New Press : Distributed by W.W. Norton, 2008

Description:       xii, 196 p. ; 22 cm


"Scientists call them "hot stains"--The parts of the earth running out of clean, drinkable water. They now include northern China, large areas of Asia and Africa, the Middle East, Australia, the Midwestern United States, and sections of South America and Mexico. How did the world's most vital natural resource become so imperiled? And what must we do to pull back from the brink?" "Blue Covenant addresses an environmental crisis that - together with global warming - poses one of the gravest threats to our survival. Activist and author Maude Barlow has been at the forefront of international water politics, and in this book she discusses the state of the world's water, how water companies are reaping vast profits from declining supplies, and how ordinary people from around the world have banded together to reclaim the public's right to clean water, creating a grassroots global water justice movement."--Jacket

Contents:           Where Has All the Water Gone?-- Setting the Stage for Corporate Control of Water-- The Water Hunters Move In-- The Water Warriors Fight Back-- The Future of Water-- Sources and Further Reading.

ISBN:                   9781595581860 (hc.)

OCLC #:               171614338

Subjects:            Water resources development

                Water resources development -- Government policy

                Water-supply -- Political aspects

                 Water-supply -- Economic aspects

Location:            Agricultural Technical Institute-Wooster Stacks

Call #:                  HD1691 .B366 2008


Author:              Barlow, Maude

Title:                    Blue future : protecting water for people and the planet forever 

Imprint:              New York : New Press, The, 2014

Description:       326 pages ; 21 cm


"In her bestselling books Blue Gold and Blue Covenant, world-renowned water activist Maude Barlow exposed the battle for ownership of our dwindling water supply and the emergence of an international, grassroots-led movement to reclaim water as a public good. Since then, the United Nations has recognized access to water as a basic human right-but there is still much work to be done to stem this growing crisis. In this major new book, Barlow draws on her extensive experience and insight to lay out a set of key principles that show the way forward to what she calls a "water-secure and water-just world." Not only does she reveal the powerful players even now impeding the recognition of the human right to water, she argues that water must not become a commodity to be bought and sold on the open market. Focusing on solutions, she includes stories of struggle and resistance from marginalized communities, as well as government policies that work for both people and the planet. At a time when climate change has moved to the top of the national agenda and when the stage is being set for unprecedented drought, mass starvation, and the migration of millions of refugees in search of water, Blue Future is an urgent call to preserve our most valuable resource for generations to come. "-- Provided by publisher

Content:            Principle one : Water is a human right -- 1. The case for the right to water -- 2. The fight for the right to water -- 3. Implementing the right to water -- 4. Paying for water for all -- Principle two : Water is a common heritage -- 5. Water : commons or commodity? -- 6. Targeting public water services -- 7. The loss of the water commons devastates communities -- 8. Reclaiming the water commons -- Principle three : Water has rights too -- 9. The trouble with "modern water" -- 10. Corporate control of farming is extinguishing water -- 11. Energy demands place an unsustainable burden on water -- 12. Putting water at the center of our lives -- Principle four : Water can teach us how to live together -- 13. Confronting the tyranny of the one percent -- 14. Creating a just economy -- 15. Protecting land, protecting water -- 16. A road map to conflict or to peace?

ISBN:                   9781595589477 (hardback)

OCLC #:               834421408

Subjects:            Water resources development -- Economic aspects

                Water resources development -- Government policy

                Water rights -- Government policy

                Water-supply -- Political aspects

                Water-supply -- Economic aspects

Location:            Newark Campus Library Stacks

Call #:                  HD1691 .B3665 2014  


Author:              Barlow, Maude

Author:               Clarke, Tony

Title:                    Blue gold : the fight to stop the corporate theft of the world's water

Imprint:              New York : New Press : distributed by W.W. Norton, c2002

Description:       xviii, 278 p. ; 25 cm

ISBN:                   1565847318

OCLC #:              49535724

Subjects:            Water resources development -- Government policy

                Water-supply -- Political aspects

                Water-supply -- Economic aspects


Location:           Mansfield Campus Library Stacks

Call #:                  HD1691 .B37 2002


Author:              Bate, Roger

Title:                    All the water in the world

Imprint:              Sydney, NSW : The Centre for Independent Studies, 2006

Description:       ix, 192 p. : ill. ; 22 cm

ISBN:                   1864321156

OCLC #:               76877306

Subjects:            Water-supply -- Economic aspects

                             Water-supply -- Political aspects

Location:           Moritz Law Library Stacks 3rd floor / Mezzanine

Call #:                  HD1691 .B38 2006 c.2

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