Future Challenges of Providing High-Quality Water

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Jo-Ansie van Wyk, Richard Meissner, Hannatjie Jacobs
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2
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2009
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Future Challenges of Providing High-Quality Water theme is a component of Encyclopedia of Water Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias.

The Theme on Future Challenges of Providing High-Quality Water, explores the globalization of issues and challenges pertaining to the provision of high quality water in future, against the background of global climate change. This work in two volumes is aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, Managers, and Decision makers and NGOs.

Jo-Ansie van Wyk lectures in International Politics at the Department of Political Sciences, University of South Africa, Pretoria. She also lectures at the University of Pretoria and the South African Defense College and serves as an external examiner for the Department of International Relations, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. She obtained an M.A. (Political Sciences) from the University of Stellenbosch on water policy in South Africa since apartheid. She received various academic awards from, inter alia, the University of Stellenbosch, King’s College London (University of London) and the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe. She serves on the National Council of the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) and is a research associate of the African Institute of South Africa (AISA).

Hannatjie Jacobs is an independent research consultant based in Stellenbosch, South Africa. After obtaining her first degree from the University of the Free State, and her second degree at the University of Port Elizabeth, she completed an M.A. in Political Sciences at the University of Stellenbosch before completing an M.B.A. at the University of Stellenbosch’s Graduate School of Business. Ms Jacobs gained distinctions for her two dissertations. She has received various academic awards. Apart from her extensive media experience, she has published on various aspects of Africa’s position in the global political economy for more than two years in her weekly column, “In Africa,” in a South African newspaper. She is currently involved in a project focusing on leadership development, HIV/AIDS and education in Africa under the auspices of the University of Stellenbosch’s Network for African Congregational Theology (NetAct).

Richard Meissner received his training as a political scientist at the Rand Afrikaans University (RAU) in Johannesburg. He obtained an M.A. in Political Studies from the same university in 1999 and is currently busy with a D.Phil. in International Relations at the University of Pretoria (UP). He was one of the first students in South Africa to complete a Master’s thesis on water politics. He was employed by the Political Studies department at the Rand Afrikaans University from 1996 to 1998 as a research assistant. He is currently employed as a research associate by the African Water Issues Research Unit (AWIRU), which he joined in 1999. He was involved in a number of studies regarding the management of national and international water resources in Southern Africa and the Middle East. He has also written a number of articles for accredited journals. His scope of interest lies within the field of water politics and particularly the interaction of divers actors within the domestic and international domains regarding water resource issues. Richard Meissner is a member of the South African Political Studies Association and the South African Institute of International Affairs.

Table of Contents (14 Chapters)
  • 1. Future Challenges of Providing High-Quality Water

    Jo-Ansie van Wyk,Richard Meissner,Hannatjie Jacobs
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  • 2. Global and Regional Freshwater Resources

    R. Meissner
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  • 3. Perspectives of Global Water Balance and Regional Water Resources

    R. Meissner,P.M. Mampane
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  • 4. Global Freshwater Quantity, Quality and Distribution

    R. Meissner,P.M. Mampane
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  • 5. Global Water Needs for the Future

    R. Meissner
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  • 6. The Impact of Climate Change on Water Resources: An Overview

    R. Meissner
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  • 7. Climate Change and Its Affects on Freshwater Resources, Flooding, and Drought with Related Effects on Some Economic Sectors

    R. Meissner
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  • 8. The Impact of El Niño on Water Resources

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  • 9. The Impact of Global Warming on Sea-Level Rise

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  • 10. The Impact of Climate Change on Water Management

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  • 11. The Ethical Considerations of Global Climate Change and Water Resources

    J. Pretorius
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  • 12. International Protocols Regarding Global Climate Change and the Impact on Water Resources

    J. Pretorius
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  • 13. The Impact of Demography on Global and Regional Water Resources

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  • 14. Water as a Factor in Socio-Economic Development: Future Trends

    Carina van Rooyen
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