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Making the most of scarcity : accountability for better water management results in the Middle East and North Africa
ParticipantsBucknall, Julia Search Wikipedia for Julia Bucknall
Corporate name@World Bank Search Wikipedia for @World Bank ; @NetLibrary, Inc Search Wikipedia for Inc @NetLibrary
PublishedWashington, D.C : World Bank, 2007 ; Halle (Saale) : Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Sachsen-Anhalt
HostHalle (Saale) : Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Sachsen-Anhalt
DescriptionOnline-Ressource (1 v)
By task team leader Julia Bucknall and others
Includes bibliographical references and index
Electronic reproduction, Boulder, Colo : NetLibrary, 2007
Document typeE-Book
KeywordsOnline-Publikation Search Wikipedia for Online-Publikation
URNurn:nbn:de:gbv:3:5-40533 Persistent Identifier (URN)
Making the most of scarcity [4.14 mb]

Water in the Middle East and North Africa region already causes major social and economic problems, resulting from insufficient supply, unreliable services and environmental damage. Per capita availability will fall by half by 2050, water quality is deteriorating, many aquifers are on the verge of exhaustion, and climate change may alter rainfall patterns. Unless current practices change, then, the situation will worsen considerably. For years, water professionals have been advocating comprehensive water reforms. Yet, although most countries have made considerable progress improving water poli