Saturday, August 26, 2006

Water !!!

Check out Science's special issue on Freshwater Resources.  Oki and Kanae review current understanding of the hydrological cycle and how climate change affects freshwater abundance.  Other articles review freshwater resources in the Arctic, chemical contamination problems, progress in addressing water-borne infectious diseases and desalinization, large-scale water resources projects in China and India, and the politics of water resource management:

Editorial:
What's a Wetland, Anyhow?
Donald Kennedy and Brooks Hanson
Science 25 August 2006: 1019    Summary »    PDF »
News Focus:
HYDROENGINEERING: Going Against the Flow
Richard Stone and Hawk Jia
Science 25 August 2006: 1034-1037    Summary »    Full Text »    PDF »
News Focus:
HYDROENGINEERING: Controversial Rivers Project Aims to Turn India's Fierce Monsoon Into a Friend
Pallava Bagla
Science 25 August 2006: 1036-1037    Summary »    Full Text »    PDF »
Books:
WATER RESOURCES: For Our Thirsty World, Efficiency or Else
Sandra L. Postel
Science 25 August 2006: 1046-1047    Summary »    Full Text »    PDF »
Review:
Trajectory Shifts in the Arctic and Subarctic Freshwater Cycle
Bruce J. Peterson, James McClelland, Ruth Curry, Robert M. Holmes, John E. Walsh, and Knut Aagaard
Science 25 August 2006: 1061-1066    Abstract »    Full Text »    PDF »    Supporting Online Material »
Review:
Global Hydrological Cycles and World Water Resources
Taikan Oki and Shinjiro Kanae
Science 25 August 2006: 1068-1072    Abstract »    Full Text »    PDF »
Review:
The Challenge of Micropollutants in Aquatic Systems
René P. Schwarzenbach, Beate I. Escher, Kathrin Fenner, Thomas B. Hofstetter, C. Annette Johnson, Urs von Gunten, and Bernhard Wehrli
Science 25 August 2006: 1072-1077    Abstract »    Full Text »    PDF »
Perspective:
Waterborne Infectious Diseases—Could They Be Consigned to History?
Alan Fenwick
Science 25 August 2006: 1077-1081    Abstract »    Full Text »    PDF »
Perspective:
Seeking Sustainability: Israel's Evolving Water Management Strategy
Alon Tal
Science 25 August 2006: 1081-1084    Abstract »    Full Text »    PDF »
News:
Running Out of Water--and Time
John Bohannon
Science 25 August 2006: 1085-1087    Summary »    Full Text »    PDF »
News:
Desalination Freshens Up
Robert F. Service
Science 25 August 2006: 1088-1090    Summary »    Full Text »    PDF »

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