European University Institute Library

Water resilience for human prosperity, Johan Rockström [and nine others]

"The world's human population now constitutes the largest driving force of changes to the biosphere. Emerging water challenges require new ideas for governance and management of water resources in the context of rapid global change. This book presents a new approach to water resources, addressing global sustainability and focusing on socio-ecological resilience to changes. Topics covered include the risks of unexpected change, human impacts and dependence on global water, the prospects for feeding the world's population by 2050, and a pathway for the future. The book's innovative and integrated approach links green and blue freshwater with terrestrial and aquatic ecosystem functions and use. It also links changes arising from land-use alteration with the impacts of those changes on social-ecological systems and ecosystem services. This is an important, state-of-the-art resource for academic researchers and water resource professionals, and also a key reference for graduate students studying water resource governance and management"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Preface; 1. The role played by water in the biosphere; 2. Human modification of the earth's system; 3. Risk for unexpected changes in the earth system; 4. Crucial functioning of and human dependence on the global water system; 5. Water for feeding humanity by 2050; 6. A closer view on the tropical savannas; 7. Securing landscape regulating ecological services; 8. Required transformation of water governance; 9. Pathway to the future; References; Index
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
xxi, 292 pages, 26 cm.

Library Locations

  • Badia Fiesolana

    Via dei Roccettini 9, San Domenico di Fiesole, 50014, IT