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Nanotechnology Applications for Clean Water by Richard Sustich, Anita Street, Nora Savage, Jeremiah Duncan, Mamadou Diallo

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Chapter 31 Competition for Water

Jeremiah S. Duncan 1 , Nora Savage 2 , Anita Street 2

1Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI, USA

2Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, USA

  1. Introduction 464

  2. Population and Technological Impacts on Water 465

  3. Water Access 466

  4. Corruption, Mismanagement, and Overconsumption 468

  5. Climate Change and Global Warming 469

  6. Patents: Parity and Access Issues 469

  7. Political Demands 470

  8. Conflict 470

  9. Biofuels 471

    1. Biofuels Introduction 471

    2. Worldwide Biofuels Policy 472

    3. Biofuels: Solution to or Creation of a Problem? 472

    4. Possible Ways Forward for Biofuels 479

  10. Bottled Water 481

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