More than a billion people cannot get safe drinking water; half the world's population does not have adequate sanitation; within a generation over three billion will be suffering from water stress. This text analyzes the issues in this crisis of management and shows how water can be used effectively and productively. The key to sustainable water resources is an integrated approach. The authors assert that careful planning and concerted action can make the fundamental changes needed and that the implications of not dealing with the crisis are immense. The book comes with a CD ROM containing background research and scenarios.
Word from the President of the World Water Council * Word from the Chairman of the World Water Commission * Preface * Acknowledgements * Executive Summary * Vision Statement and Key Messages * The Use of Water Today * Water Futures * Our Vision of Water and Life in 2025 * Investing for the Water Future * Appendix * Glossary * Bibliography * Index * World Water Council