The World's Water 2006-2007 (Hardcover)

The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources

By Peter H. Gleick, Gary H. Wolff, Heather Cooley, Meena Palaniappan, Andrea Samulon, Emily Lee, Jason Morrison, David Katz

Island Press, 9781597261050, 392pp.

Publication Date: November 2, 2006

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (11/2/2006)
Hardcover (11/12/2004)
Paperback (11/12/2004)
Paperback (6/1/2002)

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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
The book contains an updated chronology of global conflicts associated with water as well as an assessment of recent water conferences, including the 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 one of the world's leading authorities 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.


About the Author

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 Felloship for his work on water issues.


Praise For The World's Water 2006-2007: The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources

"…both an excellent reference work and intriguing general introduction."

— Sierra

"[The World's Water] contains an enormous amount of information on water in addition to cogent analysis of complex systems…an excellent source of data…simply invaluable as a reference..."

— Journal of the American Water Resources Association

"Peter Gleick skillfully brings together wide-ranging historical, scientific, technical, institutional, and legal information about key factors and trends affecting water availability and quality around the world…We should look forward with anticipation to Gleick's next biennial review."

— Environmental Change and Security Program Report

"…an excellent resource for those seeking to gain a grasp of this complex topic."

— Civil Engineering

"The publication of these reports is a major event in the world of water."

— Margaret Catley-Carlson, Chair of the Global Water Partnership