This book describes the role of water in development and illustrates water problems in different parts of the world with particular emphasis on the problems of the starving continents. It shows what tools will be needed and what can be done to bring the world's water under human control.
1. Introduction 2. Population development and water 3. Water and agriculture 4. Africa—too wet or too dry? 5. Asia—a densely populated continent 6. South America—a generously watered continent 7. Problems ahead for the industrialized countries 8. Water management is quite possible 9. The key role of knowledge transfer 10. Epilogue