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Management of Latin American river basins : Amazon, Plata, and São Francisco

The Bolivia Summit of the Americas declared in 1996 that: Despite extensive efforts by countries in the Americas to improve water use and management, demand continues to rise while contamination has seriously degraded the quality of freshwater, spreading disease and causing economic losses. Increasing populations, the environmental stresses of economic development and water-related public health risks make sustainable water management increasingly complex. As per-capita demand for water in developing countries is steadily increasing, analysis indicates that the cost of future water source development will be double to triple the cost of similar projects in the current decade. This book gathers expert analyses of issues surrounding three of Latin America's largest and most important rivers, including inter-state and intra-state conflicts over their fair and sustainable use.

TitleManagement of Latin American river basins : Amazon, Plata, and São Francisco
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsBiswas, A.K., Braga, B.P.F., Cordeiro, N.V., Tortajada, C.
Secondary TitleWater resources management and policy / United Nations University
Paginationxvii, 325 p. : boxes, fig., maps, tab.
Date Published1999-01-01
PublisherUnited Nations University Press
Place PublishedTokyo, Japan
ISBN Number928081012X
Keywordscatchment areas, latin america, sdilac, sdiwrm, sustainable development, water resources development, water supply
Abstract

The Bolivia Summit of the Americas declared in 1996 that: Despite extensive efforts by countries in the Americas to improve water use and management, demand continues to rise while contamination has seriously degraded the quality of freshwater, spreading disease and causing economic losses. Increasing populations, the environmental stresses of economic development and water-related public health risks make sustainable water management increasingly complex. As per-capita demand for water in developing countries is steadily increasing, analysis indicates that the cost of future water source development will be double to triple the cost of similar projects in the current decade. This book gathers expert analyses of issues surrounding three of Latin America's largest and most important rivers, including inter-state and intra-state conflicts over their fair and sustainable use.

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