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High and dry : meeting the challenges of the world's growing dependence on groundwater / William M. Alley and Rosemarie Alley.

Alley, William M., (author.). Alley, Rosemarie, (author.).

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Batesville Mem. PL - Batesville 628.1 ALLEY (Text) 34706001584160 Non-Fiction 600-699 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780300220384
  • ISBN: 0300220383
  • Physical Description: ix, 294 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New Haven, Connecticut : Yale University Press, [2017]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-283) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Beyond rain -- India's silent revolution -- Arizona -- The world's poorest people -- Not all aquifers are created equal -- Who owns groundwater? -- Streamflow depletion -- Water for nature -- That sinking feeling -- Recharge and recycling -- Poisoning the well -- Pathogens -- Arsenic -- Fracking -- Nitrate and aquifer protection -- Transboundary aquifer -- Sharing the common pool.
Summary, etc.: "Groundwater is essential for drinking water and food security. It provides enormous environmental benefits by keeping streams and rivers flowing. But a growing global population, widespread use of industrial chemicals, and climate change threaten this vital resource. Groundwater depletion and contamination has spread from isolated areas to many countries throughout the world. In this accessible and timely book, hydrology expert William M. Alley and science writer Rosemarie Alley sound the call to protect groundwater. Drawing on examples from around the world, including case studies in the United States, Canada, Australia, India, and Sub-Saharan Africa, the authors examine groundwater from key scientific and socioeconomic perspectives. While addressing the serious nature of groundwater problems, the book includes stories of people who are making a difference in protecting this critical resource."--Publisher's description.
Subject: Groundwater.
Water-supply.

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