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Virtual Water [electronic resource] : Tackling the Threat to Our Planet's Most Precious Resource

By: Material type: Computer fileComputer filePublisher number: 9781845119836Publication details: London : I.B.Tauris, 2011.ISBN:
  • 9780857720115
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Print version:: Virtual Water : Tackling the Threat to Our Planet's Most Precious ResourceDDC classification:
  • 333.9116
LOC classification:
  • TD388 .A45 2011
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Contents:
Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Getting wise about water; 2. Beneath the surface: a guide to getting water wise; 3. Well-fed, well-watered and well-paid: water and the subsidised agriculture of the industrialised nations; 4. Big and beautiful: how the BRICS economies could save the planet; 5. Keeping their heads above the water: differing experiences in developing economies; 6. Watertight: virtual-water 'trade' and whether humanity sinks or swims; The virtual-water gallery; Index
Summary: The groundbreaking new concept that reveals the true and hazardous extent of our everyday water consumption. How much water does it take to make a cup of coffee? The answer may shock you: 140 litres! That's the true amount of water used in growing, producing, packaging and shipping the beans you use to make your morning coffee. Your lunchtime hamburger takes 2,400 litres and that favourite pair of blue jeans a whopping 11,000 litres. In fact, all the goods we buy - from food to clothing to computers - have a water cost in the form of virtual water: the powerful new concept that reveals the hid
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Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Getting wise about water; 2. Beneath the surface: a guide to getting water wise; 3. Well-fed, well-watered and well-paid: water and the subsidised agriculture of the industrialised nations; 4. Big and beautiful: how the BRICS economies could save the planet; 5. Keeping their heads above the water: differing experiences in developing economies; 6. Watertight: virtual-water 'trade' and whether humanity sinks or swims; The virtual-water gallery; Index

The groundbreaking new concept that reveals the true and hazardous extent of our everyday water consumption. How much water does it take to make a cup of coffee? The answer may shock you: 140 litres! That's the true amount of water used in growing, producing, packaging and shipping the beans you use to make your morning coffee. Your lunchtime hamburger takes 2,400 litres and that favourite pair of blue jeans a whopping 11,000 litres. In fact, all the goods we buy - from food to clothing to computers - have a water cost in the form of virtual water: the powerful new concept that reveals the hid