High and Dry: Meeting the Challenges of the World's Growing by William M. Alley,Rosemarie Alley PDF

By William M. Alley,Rosemarie Alley

An enticing name to appreciate and guard groundwater, the first resource of ingesting water for nearly 1/2 the world’s population

Groundwater is key for ingesting water and foodstuff protection. It offers huge, immense environmental advantages by means of conserving streams and rivers flowing. yet a growing to be international inhabitants, frequent use of commercial chemical compounds, and weather swap threaten this very important source. Groundwater depletion and illness has unfold from remoted parts to many nations in the course of the global. during this available and well timed booklet, hydrology specialist William M. Alley and technological know-how author Rosemarie Alley sound the decision to guard groundwater.
Drawing on examples from world wide, together with case stories within the usa, Canada, Australia, India, and Sub-Saharan Africa, the authors learn groundwater from key medical and socioeconomic views. whereas addressing the intense nature of groundwater difficulties, the booklet comprises tales of people that are creating a distinction in retaining this serious resource.

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