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close this bookSourcebook of Alternative Technologies for Freshwater Augmentation in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNEP-IETC - OAS, 1998, 247 p.)
close this folderPart A. Introduction
View the document1. Background
View the document2. Objectives
View the document3. Organization of the source book
View the document4. How to use the source book
View the document5. Survey methodology
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4. How to use the source book

This Source Book is a reference document. It is intended to present a comprehensive overview of the alternative technologies for freshwater augmentation, water quality improvement, wastewater treatment and reuse, and water conservation most commonly used in Latin America and the Caribbean. The technologies focus on the use of freshwater for human and animal consumption, agriculture, and industrial use, especially in arid and semi-arid areas.

For additional information on specific technologies, resource people and relevant books and publications are included in the bibliography at the end of each section. The resource people listed work with the various technologies and have expressed a willingness to cooperate in their dissemination and implementation. In addition, further details about the technologies may be obtained from the Unit of Sustainable Development and Environment of the Organization of American States, 1889 F Street, N.W., 3rd. Floor, Washington, D.C. 20006, U.S.A., telephone +1 (202) 458-3556, fax +1 (202) 458-3560, E-mail: