Show simple item record Jayawardena, AW 2013-11-08T16:25:16Z 2013-11-08T16:25:16Z 2013-11-08
dc.description.abstract Water is a precious resource essential for all forms of life. It is abundant in nature but has significant temporal and spatial variability. With increasing population, the per capita share of water on earth is decreasing, and in some regions has reached levels where communities face water stress and water scarcity. Whereas lack of safe drinking water is a major problem for close to a billion inhabitants of the earth, too much water also bring about misery, agony and destruction to many people, places and infrastructure. The former may be attributed to the physical lack of water, pollution or unaffordability whereas the latter is attributed mainly to population growth, urbanization and livelihood issues. Optimal management and use of the available water in the 21st century needs a paradigm shift to a holistic approach since all aspects of water as well as social and economic infrastructures of the world are now more interdependent than ever before. Coping with water problems in the 21st century therefore poses many challenges to water managers. Drinking water security, food security, energy security, climate change, water-related disaster management and maintaining acceptable environmental quality in a sustainable manner are among the major challenges at present and in the foreseeable future en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Drinking water and food security en_US
dc.subject Climate change en_US
dc.subject Environmental security en_US
dc.subject Disaster management en_US
dc.subject Research en_US
dc.subject Education en_US
dc.title Challenges for sustainable water management en_US
dc.type Conference-Full-text en_US
dc.identifier.year 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.conference International Symposium on Advances in Civil And Environment Engineering practices for Sustainable Development en_US Faculty of Engineering - University Of Ruhuna. Galle en_US
dc.identifier.pgnos 24-30 en_US

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