By Arie S. Issar (auth.), Arie S. Issar (eds.)
The ebook relies at the result of the investigations of the authors within the semi-arid and arid areas (ASAR) of the globe. those investigations delivered to the realization that the warming weather will reason the drying up of the water assets in those areas. for this reason the foundations of Sustainable improvement will be unable to steer clear of impending catastrophes. those conclusions delivered to the compilation of the coverage of "Progressive Development", emphasising funding within the improvement of recent water assets and altering the normal environments whereas advancing the neighborhood populations at the size of data via education.
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As this resource is found at various depths and stored quantities, development programs can be applied according to the principles of Progressive Development, namely first on a small scale that requires a low initial investment, yet guarantees the survival of the population even as climatic conditions worsen. S. Issar (B) Ben Gurion University of the Negev, J. S. S. Issar In addition to the aquifers, recharged from time to time, under most of the world’s deserts, there also exist large amounts of groundwater which were recharged when climatic conditions were much more favorable, tens of thousands of years ago.
Progressive Development” is based on the lessons, of successes as well as of failures, learnt from various projects in which the author was involved from the dry provinces of South Korea, Iran, Nepal, Brazil, Columbia, Venezuela, Kenya, Republic of South Africa and others. The principle aim of Progressive Development is to gradually change the natural and human environments, in order to enable survival against the deterioration of climatic conditions, and strive to guarantee progress towards safer and higher standards of life.
This being said, the reader should not get the impression that a project is under way to re-savannize the Sahara and thus sequester all the atmospheric carbon dioxide produced by power stations, cars and industry and stop the greenhouse effect altogether. The reason being that on top of the agricultural and technical feasibility, such a project has to prove itself economically feasible which needs further investigation. Yet, this theoretical exercise may guide us to a new mode of thinking when considering how to mitigate the greenhouse effect.