The World's Water
The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources
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World's Water by Peter H. Gleick
Book DescriptionThe quality and availability of fresh water are of critical importance to human and ecosystem health. Given its central role in the functioning of all living systems, water is arguably the most important of all natural resources. The World's Water provides a timely examination of the key issues surrounding freshwater resources and their use. This 2004-2005 edition features overview chapters on: conservation and efficiency as key tools for meeting freshwater needs; bottled water quality, costs, and trends; United Nations millennium development goals; groundwater issues; case studies of water privatization; the economic value of water; California water policy and climate change; The World's Water is the most comprehensive and up-to-date source of information and analysis on freshwater resources and the political, economic, scientific, and technological issues associated with them. It is an essential reference for water resource professionals in government agencies and nongovernmental organizations, researchers, students, and anyone concerned with water and its use.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781559635363
(279mm x 216mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Island Press
Publisher: Island Press
Publish Date: 30-Jun-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Peter H. Gleick
World's Water, Paperback (March 2014)
Part of the biennial The World's Water series, this title offers a collection of all kinds of water-related material. It also includes chapters on subjects such as fracking and emerging contaminants. It is suitable for anyone interested in the water resource field.
Bottled and Sold, Paperback (November 2011)
Shows how water went from being a free natural resource to one of the most successful commercial products of the last one hundred years - and why we are poorer for it. This work exposes the true reasons we've turned to the bottle, from fear-mongering by business interests and our own vanity to the breakdown of public systems and global inequities.
Water in Crisis, Paperback (November 1993)» View all books by Peter H. Gleick
This is a comprehensive guide to the world's water resources. Eight essays covering such topics as climate change and international conflicts over water are followed by 188 tables treating all aspects of water use and supply.
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Author Biography - Peter H. Gleick
Peter H. Gleick is president of the Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security based in Oakland, California. He recently received the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship, the so-called "Genius Award," for his work on water issues.
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