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Quality Unknown : The Invisible Water Crisis

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Damania, Richard
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Desbureaux, Sébastien
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Rodella, Aude-Sophie
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Russ, Jason
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Zaveri, Esha
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2019-08-14T18:32:23Z
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2019-08-14T18:32:23Z
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2019-08-20
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2021-04-23T14:05:13Z
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Water quantity—too much in the case of floods, or too little in the case of droughts—grabs public attention and the media spotlight. Water quality—being predominantly invisible and hard to detect—goes largely unnoticed. Quality Unknown: The Invisible Water Crisis presents new evidence and new data that call urgent attention to the hidden dangers lying beneath water’s surface. It shows how poor water quality stalls economic progress, stymies human potential, and reduces food production. Quality Unknown examines the effects of water quality on economic growth and finds upstream pollution lowers growth in downstream regions. It reveals that some of the most ubiquitous contaminants in water, such as nitrates and salt, have impacts that are larger, deeper, and wider than has been acknowledged. And it traces the damage to crop yields and the stark implications for food security in affected regions. An important step toward tackling the world’s water quality challenge is recognizing its scale. The world needs reliable, accurate, and comprehensive information so that policy makers can have new insights, decision making can be evidence based, and citizens can call for action. The report calls for a paradigm shift that emphasizes safer, and often more cost-effective remedies that prevent pollution by combining smarter policies with newer technologies. A key message of Quality Unknown is that such solutions exist and change is possible.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/537481566459193718/Main-Report
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978-1-4648-1459-4
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/32245
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English
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Washington, DC: World Bank
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
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ENVIRONMENT
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WATER QUALITY
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WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
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POLLUTION CONTROL
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WATER SALINITY
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WATER UTILITIES
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INFRASTRUCTURE
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ECONOMIC GROWTH
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HEALTH
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DEVELOPMENT
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NITROGEN
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Quality Unknown
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The Invisible Water Crisis
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Book
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Quality Unknown: The Invisible Water Crisis
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2019-08-20
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Publications & Research
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Publications & Research :: Publication
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yes
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10.1596/978-1-4648-1459-4
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211459
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140973
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true
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Environment :: Environmental Protection
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Environment :: Pollution Management & Control
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Water Resources :: Hydrology
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Water Resources :: Water Economics
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Water Resources :: Water and Human Health
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Water Supply and Sanitation :: Water Supply and Sanitation Economics
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Water Supply and Sanitation :: Water Utility Services to the Poor
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Water Global Practice SWAGL

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