Securing Water Pollution

Authored by: Marine Nalbandyan

Handbook of Drought and Water Scarcity

Print publication date:  July  2017
Online publication date:  July  2017

Print ISBN: 9781498731041
eBook ISBN: 9781315226781
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9781315226781-12

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Abstract

Water is the most unique of all Earth’s natural resources. Water security is becoming a global concern threatening the survival of mankind. While in some regions there is an abundance of clean water, there are other places where people are without access to clean water, on the brink of life and death—according to UN figures, at present, more than 800 million. Increasingly, in areas with water scarcity, interstate skirmishes erupt for the possession of its sources. The situation in such arid regions and in areas with water shortages becomes more complicated when there are problems of water quality.

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