Climate change and the demand for water by Department of the Environment

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  • Climatic changes -- England,
  • Climatic changes -- England -- Case studies,
  • Climatic changes -- Wales,
  • Climatic changes -- Wales -- Case studies,
  • Water-supply -- England,
  • Water-supply -- England -- Case studies,
  • Water-supply -- Wales,
  • Water-supply -- Wales -- Case studies

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StatementPaul Herrington.
ContributionsHerrington, Paul
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 164 p. :
Number of Pages164
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21225823M
ISBN 100117531383

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