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Ways Towards Sustainable Management of Freshwater Resources

Annual Report 1997

  • German Advisory Council on Global Change

Part of the World in Transition book series (3377, volume 1997)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXV
  2. Executive Summary

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. German Advisory Council on Global Change
      Pages 3-12
    3. German Advisory Council on Global Change
      Pages 13-15
  3. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. German Advisory Council on Global Change
      Pages 17-21
  4. Five years after the UN Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. German Advisory Council on Global Change
      Pages 25-25
    3. German Advisory Council on Global Change
      Pages 26-35
    4. German Advisory Council on Global Change
      Pages 36-40
    5. German Advisory Council on Global Change
      Pages 41-42
  5. Focus: Water

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. German Advisory Council on Global Change
      Pages 45-113
    3. German Advisory Council on Global Change
      Pages 114-120
    4. German Advisory Council on Global Change
      Pages 121-203
    5. German Advisory Council on Global Change
      Pages 204-261
    6. German Advisory Council on Global Change
      Pages 262-331
  6. Recommendations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 333-333
    2. German Advisory Council on Global Change
      Pages 335-341
    3. German Advisory Council on Global Change
      Pages 342-345
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 346-392

About this book

Introduction

atmosphere and vegetation. In what ways can key ural and cultural functions of water, primarily elements of the water balance and the hydrological through direct interference by agriculture and cycle be altered by climate change? To answer this through pollutant loads emanating from point and question, the Council presents an analysis in which non-point sources in settlements, the small business characteristics of the hydrological cycle under pre­ sector, agriculture and industry. Too little is known sent climatic conditions are compared to those in a about the behavior of substances that enter water simulated climate with CO doubling (equivalent to through human activities, about their decomposition 2 twice present-day levels). Here, the Council draws on and conversion, and about the impacts they have on calculations made with the ECHAM/OPYC coupled ecosystems and humans. The most important factors atmosphere-ocean model developed by the German influencing global water quality include acidification, Climate Computing Centre (DKRZ) and the Max eutrophication, salinization, and pollution caused by Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI). Simulations organic and inorganic trace compounds (pesticides with the model show that more precipitation falls on and heavy metals, for example). Quality standards land masses in a warmer climate, especially at high such as those governing agricultural and industrial latitudes and in parts of the tropics and subtropics, uses have yet to be defined for many other types of while other regions have less rain. The latter include use.

Keywords

Agenda 21 Water Resources development politics drinking water ecology environmental politics irrigation

Authors and affiliations

  • German Advisory Council on Global Change
    • 1
  1. 1.Secretariat at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar Marine ResearchBremerhavenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-59895-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-64171-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-59895-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1666
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