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Management of Latin American River Basins

Amazon, Plata and Sao Francisco

  • Author: UNU
  • Publication date: August 1999
  • Page count: 354
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 99.III.A.5

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About the book

The Bolivia Summit of the Americas declared in 1996 that despite extensive efforts by countries in the Americas to improve water use and management, demand continues to rise while contamination has seriously degraded the quality of freshwater, spreading disease and causing economic losses. This book gathers expert analysis of issues surrounding three of Latin America's largest and most important rivers,it also focuses on inter-state and intra-state conflicts over their fair and sustainable use.