World Water Resources and their Future

World Water Resources and their Future

Author(s): M.I. L'Vovich

Published Online: 21 MAR 2013

Print ISBN: 9780875902241

Online ISBN: 9781118664834

DOI: 10.1029/SP013

About this Book

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Special Publications Series.

Owing to the breadth and depth of L'vovich's analysis of World Water Resouces and their Future, the book should interest a wide spectrum of hydrologists and experts of water use. Chapters in the book deal with water balances at several levels, beginning with the earth as a whole and then turning to land areas and the world ocean, individual continents and each country. The book concerns not only theoretical aspects of hydrological science but also discussions that will aid approach to practical problems. No doubt some readers will question the realism of the L'vovich treatment of the future of water resources. He envisions complete treatment and recovery of all waste waters so that no wastes will be discharged into rivers, and treated sewage effluent will all be used in irrigation-both for ordinary field crops and for forests. Soil moisture will be enhanced by use of sewage effluent in grass lands. These goals already have been reached in a few areas, but chiefly on an experienmental scale.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: THE WORLD WATER BALANCE

  2. Part II: World Freshwater Resources

  3. Part III: Future Water Resources

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