The Last Oasis

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Author: Sandra Postel
Publisher: Routledge
Category : Law
Languages : en
Pages : 240
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For decades now we have wasted and mismanaged the world?s water supplies. Today, 27 countries are short of water, a quarter of the world?s population has no safe water, 46 per cent have no proper sanitation and each year four million children die of water-borne diseases. As most of the world?s major river systems cross several national boundaries, the scope disputes and the threat to international security is becoming more and more real. In The Last Oasis, Sandra Postel examines the economic, ecological and political factors affecting fresh water supply. She confronts the issues of mismanagement and profligacy and analyses and dangers of confrontation, both between nations and between rural and urban users. She also emphasises that the technology and know-how for effective water husbandry does exist. With methods already in use, farmers could cut their demand for water by 40-90 per cent, and cities by one-third, without sacrificing economic output or quality of life. Investing in water efficiency, recycling and conservation help meet rising demands and stave off disaster. But the priority is a common recognition of the gravity of the position, and with that a widespread push for institutions to manage sustainable use of water.


Beyond The Last Oasis

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Author: Ted Edwards
Publisher: Salem House Publishers
Category : Mali
Languages : en
Pages : 209
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The Last Oasis

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Author: Sue Pace
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Category : Science fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 230
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In a future world of shortages and environmental decay, two young people set off through unknown dangers toward a better life in Idaho.


The Great Sahara

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Author: Henry Baker Tristram
Publisher:
Category : Natural history
Languages : en
Pages : 435
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Tales Out Of School

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Author: Frank Richard Stockton
Publisher:
Category : Animals
Languages : en
Pages : 325
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Transactions

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Category : Architecture
Languages : en
Pages :
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In Wild Africa

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Author: Thomas Wallace Knox
Publisher:
Category : Adventure stories
Languages : en
Pages : 326
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