|May-June 2004, Issue No. 55||ISSN: 1092-5481|
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Fuels mapping and fire hazard assessment in a desert ecosystem
Prescribed burning in African grasslands and savannas for wildlife management
The fire in the machine
In ALN No. 56, November/December 2004, and ALN No. 57, May/June 2005, our focus shifts to water efficiency.
As always, water is a topic of crucial concern to drylands residents. Due in large part to continuing world population growth and to people's rising expectations for a better life, the demand for water is constantly increasing. But most major sources of fresh water are already known and exploited, so where is this additional water to come from? One major step towards meeting the world's growing water needs is more efficient use of already available water resources. "Water efficiency" is an umbrella term that can cover strategies ranging from water harvesting to wastewater reuse, and that can be applied at levels ranging from the individual to the governmental. What are some of these strategies, and what new innovations are being developed? How and where are various water efficiency strategies being applied? What additional steps need to be taken by individuals, the private sector, and the public sector to encourage more efficient water use?
Proposals for papers, comments, suggestions for possible authors, suggestions for resources (web, paper, CD-ROM etc.) to be included, etc. in either of these issues, are welcome. Please send your suggestions to Katherine Waser, Editor, Arid Lands Newsletter.