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Managing Water by Richard SpilsburyThe 'Why Science Matters' series demonstrates how the science students learn at school is important in every aspect of our everyday lives. Using case studies and investigations, the series describes the development of science and technologies that can improve our lives - or lead to new scientific challenges and controversies.
Call Number: 333.91 SPI
Publication Date: 2009
Australia's Water Resources by John PigramAustralia is now recognised as a pacesetter in water reform. Administrative restructuring, water pricing, water markets and trade, integrated water resources management, and the emergence of the private sector, are features of a more economically sound and environmentally compatible water industry.
Call Number: 333.9100994 PIG
Publication Date: 2007-05-01
The Atlas of Water by Robin ClarkeThis crucial and timely atlas gives shape and meaning to the vast and complex statistics about water consumption, scarcity and quality and explores the areas of international tension over this vital resource, including predicted scenarios. Covering the full global picture, as well as special coverage of vulnerable regions such as California, the Middle East, and India, this book makes crystal clear the dire state of the world's water resource.
Climate change is a complex global issue, requiring simple communication about its effects at the local scale. This set of visualisations highlight how we have witnessed temperatures change across the globe over the past century or more. The colour of each stripe represents the temperature of a single year, ordered from the earliest available data at each location to now. Read more
Annual global temperatures from 1850-2017:
Annual temperatures in central England from 1772-2017:
Agricultural processes have a large-scale impact on natural resources and ecosystems and many businesses are turning to technology to help. This video introduces some issues that agricultural technologies aim to address, including water scarcity, farm waste and sustainability, with insight from scientists at agricultural research institutes.
Water Corporation of WA - Solutions to Perth's water supply: We have a long term plan in place to secure our water future for generations to come. As WA continues to experience a drying climate and an increasing population, we know just how important it is for us to continue planning for the future.
Water Corporation - Water Conservation: In Australia, the world's driest inhabited continent, it is especially important that we conserve our water. As Western Australia (WA) continues to experience the effects of a drying climate and a growing population, it is important we work together to reduce our water consumption and become waterwise in our homes and gardens.
Water Corporation - Perth - Sources: Here you can check rainfall and dam levels and find out how declining rainfall is affecting the amount of water that flows into our dams. You can also learn where we source your water from and how our water usage is tracking.
When the water ends: Africa's climate conflicts
As temperatures rise and water supplies dry up, semi-nomadic tribes along the Kenyan-Ethiopian border increasingly are coming into conflict with each other.