The World's Water
The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources
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World's Water by Peter H. Gleick
Book DescriptionThis title provides the latest information on the current global conflicts surrounding the world's most precious resource. Produced biennially, "The World's Water" provides a timely examination of the key issues surrounding freshwater resources and their use. Each new volume identifies and explains the most significant trends worldwide, and offers the best data available on a variety of topics related to water. The 2008-2009 volume features overview chapters on: water and climate change; water in China; status of the Millennium Development Goals for water; peak water; efficient urban water use; and, business reporting on water.This new volume contains an updated chronology of global conflicts associated with water, as well as brief reviews of issues regarding desalination, the Salton Sea, and the Three Gorges Dam.From the world's leading authority on water issues, "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: 9781597265058
(279mm x 216mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Island Press
Publisher: Island Press
Publish Date: 26-Dec-2008
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 in Oakland, California, and is a recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship for his work on water issues.
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