|Guest Editor |
Dr. Maurizio Polemio
The prospect of a word population of 9 billion by 2050, growing urbanisation, intensive irrigated agriculture and climate change will add extra pressures on the water resources and the environment. The availability of highquality freshwater is a decisive factor for socio-economic development. Water scarcity occurs in many countries— particularly in the Mediterranean, Middle East, Africa, etc.— that are confronted with a crucial combination of a severe lack of and increasing demand for high-quality water. World water resources seem abundant; however, only 0.7% of this total amount is usable water. Serious water pollution problems make 1/5 of the world’s population (approximately 1.1 billion people) at risk of water-related diseases. Competition for water made scarce by intensive irrigation is already a major source of conflict in arid and semiarid areas. Groundwater is worldwide the main source of domestic supply and irrigation. […]
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A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441). This special issue belongs to the section “Water Resources Management and Governance“.
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