The impact of the water crisis on freshwater ecosystems in Latin America and the Caribbean
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Published by World Wildlife Fund in Washington, D.C .
Written in English



  • Latin America


  • Water supply -- Environmental aspects -- Latin America -- Congresses,
  • Water consumption -- Latin America -- Forecasting -- Congresses,
  • Water resources development -- Latin America -- Congresses

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Edition Notes

StatementGonzalo Castro and Vinio Floris, editors ; Enrique Bucher ... [et al.].
ContributionsCastro, Gonzalo., Floris, Vinio., Bucher, Enrique H., World Wildlife Fund (U.S.), Inter-American Dialogue on Water Management (2nd : 1996 : Buenos Aires, Argentina)
LC ClassificationsTD227.5 .I47 1997
The Physical Object
Pagination57 p. :
Number of Pages57
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL404536M
LC Control Number98104490

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