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A Journey in the Future of Water

A Journey in the Future of Water
Terje Tvedt

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Nourished by fears of global warming and climate change, water has become an issue of international concern. In A Journey in the Future of Water leading water expert, TerjeTvedt, travels to 25 countries and all continents to find out more about the ways in which different nations are seeking to respond. From Project Moses, where gigantic underwater gates will rise to prevent the inundation of Venice, to India's River Link Plan, connecting 37 Himalayan rivers to major rivers in the south, the author examines the world's largest engineering projects, travels the great river valleys, visits ""the largest ocean under the Earth,"" and major cities of the world, to explore water's determining role in the life of the planet. The most comprehensive and accessible account of global water issues to date.

Author Info

Terje Tvedt is Professor of Geography at the University of Bergen and Professor of Political Science at the University of Oslo. A Past President of the International Water History Association, he has published extensively on water-related topics and is the author of a number of influential books, including The River Nile in the Age of the British (I.B.Tauris,2004), which was shortlisted for the BRISMES Prize. He is Editor of the series History of Water (I.B.Tauris) and has written and presented two successful television documentaries on water, shown in 150 countries.


'Tvedt is a historian as well as a geographer, and like other fine travel writers, he is adept at putting our current situation - and the various efforts of governments around the world to secure their water supplies - in their historical context.'
New Agriculturist

'Tvedt creates a journey in the future of water that goes beyond the bare facts we already know.'
Keith Hayward, Water 21

'Tvedt weaves vivid descriptions of locations with the voices of those in the crosshairs of water insecurity'

'More than a travelogue it is an authoritative treatise on water that makes a compelling reading.'
Sudhirendar Sharma,

'a valuable and convincing account of the global water challenges and their determining role in sustainable development.'
International Affairs

Bibliographic Info

Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd.

ISBN: 9781848857445
Publication Date: 30 Oct 2012
Number of Pages: 176
Height: 216
Width: 134
Illustrations: 66 integrated bw

ISBN: 9781848857452
Publication Date: 30 Oct 2012
Number of Pages: 176
Height: 216
Width: 134

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