The Global Water Crisis: Contributing Factors and Partial Solutions

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/579147
Title:
The Global Water Crisis: Contributing Factors and Partial Solutions
Author:
Corral, Kahlia Rose
Issue Date:
2015
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The world is facing an unprecedented water crisis that demands critical thinking and innovative solutions. In this thesis I discuss the major factors contributing to the global water crisis and the ways different countries are attempting to manage the ongoing crisis. In the first section I describe our basic water needs and present patterns of water use in wealthy, middle, and low-income countries. In the second section I describe the growing demand for water by the population at large, as well as the demand for water in agriculture and industry and how their consumption levels effect water availability and quality. In the third section, I present case studies from across the globe that illustrates failed forms of water governance. In this section, I consider various forms of water governance, addressing the challenge of supplying water to a growing population. In the fourth and final section of this thesis, I highlight some of the potable water interventions proposed by first world countries and raise concerns about their effectiveness in regulating the global water crisis.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.A.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Global Studies
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Nichter, Mark

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dc.titleThe Global Water Crisis: Contributing Factors and Partial Solutionsen_US
dc.creatorCorral, Kahlia Roseen
dc.contributor.authorCorral, Kahlia Roseen
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.abstractThe world is facing an unprecedented water crisis that demands critical thinking and innovative solutions. In this thesis I discuss the major factors contributing to the global water crisis and the ways different countries are attempting to manage the ongoing crisis. In the first section I describe our basic water needs and present patterns of water use in wealthy, middle, and low-income countries. In the second section I describe the growing demand for water by the population at large, as well as the demand for water in agriculture and industry and how their consumption levels effect water availability and quality. In the third section, I present case studies from across the globe that illustrates failed forms of water governance. In this section, I consider various forms of water governance, addressing the challenge of supplying water to a growing population. In the fourth and final section of this thesis, I highlight some of the potable water interventions proposed by first world countries and raise concerns about their effectiveness in regulating the global water crisis.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
thesis.degree.nameB.A.en
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineGlobal Studiesen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorNichter, Marken
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