The World's Water Volume 8: The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources

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Peter H. Gleick
Island Press, Jan 16, 2014 - Business & Economics - 478 pages
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Produced biennially, The World's Water is the most comprehensive and up-to-to date source of information and analysis on freshwater resources. Each new volume examines critical global trends and offers the best data available on a variety of topics related to water.

Volume 8 features chapters on hydraulic fracturing (fracking), water footprints, sustainable water jobs, and desalination financing, among other timely issues. Water briefs provide concise updates on topics including the Dead-Sea and the role of water in the Syrian conflict.

The World's Water is coauthored by MacArthur "genius" Peter H. Gleick and his colleagues at the world-renowned Pacific Institute. Since the first volume was published in 1998, the series has become an indispensable resource for professionals in government agencies and nongovernmental organizations, researchers, students, and anyone concerned with water and its use.

 


 

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Contents

One Global Water Governance in the TwentyFirst Century
1
The Case for Private Sector Engagement in Water Policy and Management
19
Three Sustainable Water Jobs
35
What Do We Knowand Need to Know?
63
Five Water Footprint
83
Cost and Financing
93
Seven Zombie Water Projects
123
WATER BRIEF
147
DATA SECTION
221
WATER UNITS DATA CONVERSIONS AND CONSTANTS
395
COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS
405
COMPREHENSIVE INDEX 
435
Board of Directors
477
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Dr. Peter H. Gleick is an internationally recognized water expert and was named a MacArthur Fellow in October 2003 for his work. In 2001, Gleick was dubbed a "visionary on the environment" by the British Broadcasting Corporation. In 1999, Gleick was elected an Academician of the International Water Academy, in Oslo, Norway and in 2006, he was elected to the National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C.Gleick received a B.S. from Yale University and an M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. He serves on the boards of numerous journals and organizations, and is the author of many scientific papers and six books, including the biennial water report, The World's Water, published by Island Press. Gleick's research and writing address the critical connections between water and human health, the hydrologic impacts of climate change, sustainable water use, privatization and globalization, and international conflicts over water resources.