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The World’s Water 2006-2007: The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources (World’s Water)

The World’s Water 2006-2007: The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources



  • Peter Gleick
  • Heather Cooley
  • David Katz
  • Emily Lee


  • Paperback: 388 pages
  • Publisher: Island Press (November 17, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1597261068
  • ISBN-13: 978-1597261067
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.01 pounds


Book Description

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 current trends worldwide, and offers the best data available on a variety of water-related topics. The 2006-2007 volume features overview chapters on: * water and terrorism * business risks of water * water and ecosystems * floods and droughts * desalination * environmental justice and water This new volume contains an updated chronology of global conflicts associated with water, as well as an assessment of recent water conferences, including 4th World Water Forum. It also offers a brief review of issues surrounding the use of bottled water and the possible existence of water on Mars. From perhaps 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.

About the Author(s)

Peter Gleick is widely recognized as one of the two or three leading experts on freshwater resources. His Ph.D. is from the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley. In 1988 he received a MacArthur Fellowship award to study the implications of global environmental changes for water and international security and a Writing Grant in Peace and International Cooperation. The BBC recently named him as one a Visionary on the environment in its Essential Guide to the 21st Century. He has served as Deputy Assistant for energy, environment, and arms control to Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. of California. Among other things, he is on the Science and International Security Committee of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Global Environmental Change Committee of the American Geophysical Union, and the Scientific Advisory Group of the President’s Commission on Sustainable Development.