Water and Climate Change

Water and Climate Change

Sustainable Development, Environmental and Policy Issues

1st Edition - July 18, 2022

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  • Editor: Trevor Letcher
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323998758

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Water and Climate Change: Sustainable Development, Politics and Social Issues focuses on climate change and global warming, sustainable development and social and political issues surrounding water. Throughout the book, global contributors provide an outlook on the possible future of the world if climate issues continue to increase. In this regard, readers will become fully aware of the dangers of climate change and global warming. To counterbalance, the book also provides an outlook to the possible future of the world if changes are made and emissions are reduced. Water shortages and water pollution are real and are beginning to affect the lives of every one of us on the planet. We are rapidly reaching a point of no return. If we do nothing about water shortages and water pollution, many of the catastrophes mentioned in this book will come to pass. As such, this reference is a must-read resource for environmental scientists and engineers, water resource experts, agriculturalists, social scientists, earth scientists, geographers and decision-makers in government and water management.

Key Features

  • Covers a wide spectrum of topics related to water usage as discussed by world authorities, all experts in their own field
  • Includes references and further reading at the end of each chapter, giving the reader all the very latest thinking and information on each topic
  • Provides case studies that follow a consistent template, presenting the reader with easy to find, real-life examples


Environmental scientists and engineers, water resource experts, agriculturalists, social scientists, earth scientists, geographers; Decision makers in government, water management and urban planners

Table of Contents

    1. Introduction: Water, the vital chemical
    2. Climate Change and Water
    3. Biogeochemical cycling and climate change
    4. Global water usage and scarcity
    5. Global agricultural water scarcity

    6 Water quality engineering: Physical, chemical and biological treatment
    7. Adaption of Water Resources under Changing Conditions of Climate Change
    8. Economics of Water Resources: Planning for an uncertain climate future
    9. Filling underground aquifers try
    10. Global Potential for Waste Water
    11. Nature-based solutions for water resource management in the urban fringe
    12.Sustainable Water Management with a focus on climate change
    13. Water Purification for developing countries
    14. Sea water and reverse osmosis
    15. The Food-Energy-Water Nexus in times of climate change
    16.Ground water salinity
    17.Urban water supplies in developed countries with a focus on climate change
    18.Urban water supplies in developing countries, with a focus on climate change

    19. Ground water, drought and human activities related to water usage, with a focus on climate change
    20.  Environmental impact on global water resources and poverty, with a focus on climate change
    21. Dams and Social development
    22. Water wars with a focus on climate change
    23.  Urban water supplies in developed and undeveloped countries, with a focus on climate change
    24.Inequality in access to water sanitation and hygiene: WHO/UNICEF project
    25. Water pollution and disease, with a focus on climate change
    26.  Agricultural water pollution by farmers with a focus on climate change
    27.  Gender Perspective of water use in the context of Climate Change
    28.  Global Water, Sanitation and hygiene priorities, with a focus on climate change
    29. Waste pollution in oceans and waterways as a result of poor waste disposal

    29. The politics of water with a focus on climate change
    30.Water - conflict to cooperation
    31. Planning water resources for agriculture in developing counties with a focus on climate change
    32. Water Diplomacy, with a focus on climate change
    33. Human Rights and water with a focus on climate change

Product details

  • No. of pages: 480
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: July 18, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323998758

About the Editor

Trevor Letcher

Trevor Letcher
Professor Letcher was Professor of Chemistry, and Head of Department in South Africa (University of the Witwatersrand, Rhodes University and Natal) (1969 -2004). He has published over 300 papers on chemical thermodynamic topics in peer reviewed journals; and 100 papers in popular science and education journals. He has edited and written 28 books ranging from Future Energy Climate Change, Storing Energy, Wind Energy, Solar Energy, Managing Global Warming and Unraveling Environmental Disasters. He has been awarded gold medals by the South African Institute of Chemistry and the South African Association for the Advancement of Science. He is currently Emeritus Professor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and living in the United Kingdom.

Affiliations and Expertise

Emeritus Professor, School of Chemistry, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa

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