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The issues surrounding water quality, quantity, and possible future conflicts over shared international water resources may soon overshadow most other environmental concerns. This book is a joint project between the Pacific Institute and the Stockholm Environment Institute. It is a comprehensive guide to the world's fresh-water resources, access to clean drinking water and sanitation, the use of water for energy and food production, the quality of rivers, lakes, and inland seas, and the condition of fresh-water fisheries and natural aquatic ecosystems. In addition, eight essays by leading specialists cover such issues as the status of international conflicts over water, developments in international water law, hydroelectric developments, the possible effects of climatic change on water resources, and the state of fresh-water fisheries.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780195076288
ISBN-10: 0195076281
Format: Paperback
(280mm x 216mm x 32mm)
Pages: 504
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 18-Nov-1993
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Peter H. Gleick

Peter H. Gleick is the Director of the Global Environment Program of the Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security. Dr. Gleick has served on the Climate and Water Panel of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and co-chaired Working Group 2 of the Advisory Group on Greenhouse Gases (AGGG), sponsored by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Dr. Gleick received a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Research and Writing Fellowship in 1988 to explore the implications of global environmental changes for water and international security and currently directs programs at the Pacific Institute looking at a wide range of water resource problems and at the links between global environmental issues and international security.

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