Contents: Preface. 1. Development of Global Freshwater Biodiversity. 2. Environmental Problem Statement and Methodology. 3. Sociology of Environmental Scarcity. 4. Environmental Security into the Current Political Arena. 5. Population Dynamics and Water Scarcity. 6. Policy and Legislative Landscape for Water Disputes. 7. Governance and Water Management in Asia. 8. Politics of Water in the Mekong Region. 9. Silent Revolution of Groundwater Intensive use. 10. Water Treatment. Index.
Freshwater environments include streams and lakes, as well as lands like peatlands (bogs), marshes and swamps. Freshwater is mainly responsible for survival of fauna and flora on the earth. Unfortunately, freshwater on the earth has come under the threat of extinction and menacing pollution.
This work is designed to bring together authoritative fundamental information on freshwater system and environment. The information contained herein will be highly useful not only to students and researchers but also to the scientists in the field.(jacket)