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The Resource Balancing water for humans and nature : the new approach in ecohydrology, Malin Falkenmark and Johan Rockstrom ; with contributions by Hubert Savenije

Balancing water for humans and nature : the new approach in ecohydrology, Malin Falkenmark and Johan Rockstrom ; with contributions by Hubert Savenije

Label
Balancing water for humans and nature : the new approach in ecohydrology
Title
Balancing water for humans and nature
Title remainder
the new approach in ecohydrology
Statement of responsibility
Malin Falkenmark and Johan Rockstrom ; with contributions by Hubert Savenije
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This work exposes how water flow links nature and society through water's many parallel functions as the "blood stream" of both the natural environment and the embedded human environment - and the resulting conflicts that arise. The authors argue that a sustainable future depends fundamentally on our ability to manage these trade-offs. They advocate an ecological approach to land/water/environmental problems and argue for viewing precipitation as the gross water resource.; Distinguishing between terrestrial aquatic ecosystems, they show how an ecological approach can be expressed in water-related trade-offs, incorporating criteria for long-term resilience. Based on per capita needs for an acceptable nutritional diet, the authors analyse the amounts of water needed for global food production by 2050 and identify potential sources. Drawing on small-scale experiences in Africa and Asia, they also cover the vulnerability of the semi-arid tropics, disentangling it into green and blue water scarcity components
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1925-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Falkenmark, Malin
Dewey number
333.91
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Rockström, Johan
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ecohydrology
  • Human ecology
  • Water use
  • Écohydrologie
  • Écologie humaine
  • Eau
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Balancing water for humans and nature : the new approach in ecohydrology, Malin Falkenmark and Johan Rockstrom ; with contributions by Hubert Savenije
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 228-238) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Cover -- Contents -- List of Plates, Figures and Tables -- Foreword -- Preface -- List of Acronyms and Abbreviations -- Introduction -- There is a Limited Understanding of the Constraints -- A New or Alternative Form of Knowledge is Needed -- The Fundamental Dilemma -- Blue and Green Water Flows -- The Book -- Part 1: Water Functions in the Life-support System -- Chapter 1: Water -- The Bloodstream of the Biosphere -- Water as the Liquid of Life -- Focusing on Invisible Water -- Different Scales of Water-Plant Interactions -- Human Landscape Interventions -- Summary -- Chapter 2: Water Availability -- Expanding the Perspective -- A Conceptual Shift to Incorporate Water for Ecosystems -- Introducing Soil Water into the Water Balance Equation -- Water Resource Estimates -- Summary -- Chapter 3: Human Water Requirements -- Household and Industrial Water Needs -- Distinguishing Between Water Use and Consumptive Water Use -- Current Green Water Requirements for Food Production -- Generic Human Water Requirements -- Additional Water Requirements to Feed Humanity by 2050 -- Summary -- Chapter 4: Incorporating Water for Ecosystem 'Services' -- Expanding the Water Paradigm -- Water Flows to Sustain Food Production -- Green Water Flows Are Sustaining Major Biomes -- Committed and Uncommitted Water Flows -- The Blue Water Bias Is Unwarranted -- Summary -- Chapter 5: Regional Differences -- The Green Water Perspective -- The Blue Water Perspective -- The Combined Perspective -- Summary -- Part 2: Closing Up on the Vulnerable Savanna Zone -- Chapter 6: Vulnerability of the Savanna Zone -- Drylands -- the Cradle of Mankind -- Savanna Agro-ecosystems -- A Most Difficult Challenge -- Hydroclimatic Challenges and Opportunities -- The Need to Distinguish Droughts and Dry Spells -- Summary -- Chapter 7: Water Perspectives on Feeding Humanity -- More Crop per Drop -- Can Irrigation Expansion Solve the Food Challenge? -- Potential to Increase Rainfed Production -- More Crop per Drop by Reducing Non-productive Green Water Losses -- Global Assessment of the Water that Can Be Gained -- Remaining Water Requirements to Feed Humanity -- Summary -- Chapter 8: Closing the Yield Gap on the Savanna -- The Real World Perspective -- Changing the Farmers' Risk Perception -- Broadening the Narrow Approaches of the Past -- Water Sources for Dry Spell Mitigation -- The Upstream-Downstream Perspective -- Summary -- Part 3: Socio-ecohydrological Balancing -- Chapter 9: Finding a Balance Between Water for Humans and for Nature -- Humans and Ecosystems Depend on the Same Water -- Learning to Live with Change -- The Challenge of Feeding Humanity -- Implications for Management of Catchments -- Summary -- Chapter 10: Towards Hydrosolidarity through Integrated Land/Water/Ecosystem Management -- Human Life Support and the Millennium Declaration -- Present Shifts in Thinking and Challenges to the'Sanctioned Discourse' -- Combining Social, Ecological and Economic Approaches -- The Road Towards Hydrosolidarity -- Conclusions -- Notes -- References
Control code
ocm58530886
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 247 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781853839276
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)58530886
Label
Balancing water for humans and nature : the new approach in ecohydrology, Malin Falkenmark and Johan Rockstrom ; with contributions by Hubert Savenije
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 228-238) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Cover -- Contents -- List of Plates, Figures and Tables -- Foreword -- Preface -- List of Acronyms and Abbreviations -- Introduction -- There is a Limited Understanding of the Constraints -- A New or Alternative Form of Knowledge is Needed -- The Fundamental Dilemma -- Blue and Green Water Flows -- The Book -- Part 1: Water Functions in the Life-support System -- Chapter 1: Water -- The Bloodstream of the Biosphere -- Water as the Liquid of Life -- Focusing on Invisible Water -- Different Scales of Water-Plant Interactions -- Human Landscape Interventions -- Summary -- Chapter 2: Water Availability -- Expanding the Perspective -- A Conceptual Shift to Incorporate Water for Ecosystems -- Introducing Soil Water into the Water Balance Equation -- Water Resource Estimates -- Summary -- Chapter 3: Human Water Requirements -- Household and Industrial Water Needs -- Distinguishing Between Water Use and Consumptive Water Use -- Current Green Water Requirements for Food Production -- Generic Human Water Requirements -- Additional Water Requirements to Feed Humanity by 2050 -- Summary -- Chapter 4: Incorporating Water for Ecosystem 'Services' -- Expanding the Water Paradigm -- Water Flows to Sustain Food Production -- Green Water Flows Are Sustaining Major Biomes -- Committed and Uncommitted Water Flows -- The Blue Water Bias Is Unwarranted -- Summary -- Chapter 5: Regional Differences -- The Green Water Perspective -- The Blue Water Perspective -- The Combined Perspective -- Summary -- Part 2: Closing Up on the Vulnerable Savanna Zone -- Chapter 6: Vulnerability of the Savanna Zone -- Drylands -- the Cradle of Mankind -- Savanna Agro-ecosystems -- A Most Difficult Challenge -- Hydroclimatic Challenges and Opportunities -- The Need to Distinguish Droughts and Dry Spells -- Summary -- Chapter 7: Water Perspectives on Feeding Humanity -- More Crop per Drop -- Can Irrigation Expansion Solve the Food Challenge? -- Potential to Increase Rainfed Production -- More Crop per Drop by Reducing Non-productive Green Water Losses -- Global Assessment of the Water that Can Be Gained -- Remaining Water Requirements to Feed Humanity -- Summary -- Chapter 8: Closing the Yield Gap on the Savanna -- The Real World Perspective -- Changing the Farmers' Risk Perception -- Broadening the Narrow Approaches of the Past -- Water Sources for Dry Spell Mitigation -- The Upstream-Downstream Perspective -- Summary -- Part 3: Socio-ecohydrological Balancing -- Chapter 9: Finding a Balance Between Water for Humans and for Nature -- Humans and Ecosystems Depend on the Same Water -- Learning to Live with Change -- The Challenge of Feeding Humanity -- Implications for Management of Catchments -- Summary -- Chapter 10: Towards Hydrosolidarity through Integrated Land/Water/Ecosystem Management -- Human Life Support and the Millennium Declaration -- Present Shifts in Thinking and Challenges to the'Sanctioned Discourse' -- Combining Social, Ecological and Economic Approaches -- The Road Towards Hydrosolidarity -- Conclusions -- Notes -- References
Control code
ocm58530886
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 247 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781853839276
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)58530886

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