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[1] Indian megacities face severe water supply problems owing to factors ranging from growing population to high municipal pipe leakage rates; no Indian city provides 24/7 water supply. Current approaches to addressing the problem have been " utility centric, " overlooking the significance of decentralized activities by consumers, groundwater extraction via(More)
1. The release of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) from the surface of the posterior lateral gyrus of the cerebral cortex was measured by a sensitive enzymic fluorimetric assay procedure. Experiments were performed with anaesthetized cats during resting conditions and during cortical inhibition produced by electrical stimulation of the brain surface or of the(More)
1. Six sites of autonomic post-ganglionic transmission were examined for susceptibility to LSD. Inhibition of transmission by LSD was confined to the three sympathetic junctions. 2. Inhibition of sympathetic transmission was maximal with short trains of pulses and declined considerably as train length was increased. 3. Evidence for a presynaptic mode of(More)
[1] Freshwater scarcity has been cited as the major crisis of the 21st century, but it is surprisingly hard to describe the nature of the global water crisis. We conducted a meta-analysis of 22 coupled human–water system case studies, using qualitative comparison analysis (QCA) to identify water resource system outcomes and the factors that drive them. The(More)
The Pacific Institute is one of the world's leading independent nonprofits conducting research and education to create a healthier planet and sustainable communities. Based in Oakland, California, we conduct interdisciplinary research and partner with stakeholders to produce solutions that advance environmental protection, economic development, and social(More)
The developing world is rapidly urbanizing. One of the challenges associated with this growth will be to supply water to growing cities of the developing world. Traditional planning tools fare poorly over 30–50 year time horizons because these systems are changing so rapidly. Models that hold land use, economic patterns, governance systems or technology(More)