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World's Water
By Peter H. Gleick

The World's Water

The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources

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World's Water by Peter H. Gleick

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The 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. Produced biennially, "The World's Water" provides a comprehensive examination of issues surrounding freshwater resources and their use. It offers analysis of the most significant trends world-wide along with the most current data available on a variety of water-related topics. This 2000-2001 edition features overview chapters on: water as a human right; water and food; desalination; stocks and flows of fresh water; international watersheds and water-related conflicts; water reclamation/recycling; and the removal of dams. It also includes brief reports on issues such as arsenic in ground water in Bangladesh, the collection of fog as a source of water in remote regions, the role of non-governmental organizations in meeting basic water needs, and an update on water and the Internet. Following the overview chapters are more than 30 charts and tables that offer data on topics including: water use by country, agricultural water use, salinization, endangered aquatic species, major rivers in China, dam capacity, desalination capacity and more. "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 a valuable reference for water resource professionals in government agencies and non-governmental organizations, researchers, students, and anyone concerned with water and its use.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781559637923
ISBN-10: 1559637927
Format: Paperback
(276mm x 215mm x 19mm)
Pages: 200
Imprint: Island Press
Publisher: Island Press
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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Books By Author Peter H. Gleick

World's Water by 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 by Peter H. Gleick 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 by Peter H. Gleick Water in Crisis, Paperback (November 1993)

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 Gleick is president of the Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security in Oakland, California. He received his Ph.D. from the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley and is the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Research and Writing Grant in Peace and International Cooperation. In addition to his research activities, Dr. Gleick serves on the Global Environmental Change Committee of the American Geophysical Union, the Board of Directors of the International Water Resources Association, the Public Advisory Forum of the American Water Works Association, and the editorial boards of several scientific journals. He has published extensively on climatic change, water resources, and environmental policy. He is widely recognized as one of the world's leading experts on freshwater resources, and is a member of the Water Science and Technology Board of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and an Academician of the International Water Academy in Oslo, Norway. He was recently named by the BBC as a "visionary on the environment" in its "Essential Guide to the 21st Century." The Worldwater Website, developed by Peter Gleick, is dedicated to providing up-to-date water resources information and data, with connections to organizations, institutions, and individuals working on a wide range of global freshwater problems and solutions. Other titles by Peter Gleick: World's Water 2000-2001 World's Water 2002-2003

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