The demand for water resources has increased dramatically, yet the supply is insufficient. Some parts of the world still struggle, trying to provide clean water for drinking, as well as sanitation. Waterborne diseases put a major burden on the international health policy makers, as they can be treated, however millions of people still die each year due to conditions caused by poor quality water. As it becomes clear that access to clean drinking water is crucial in some regions, conflicts related to securing this access emerge. This book gives a detailed insight on the situation regarding water resources and their shortage, thus being a highly valuable read.