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 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.
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Peter H. Gleick is president of the Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security, based in Oakland, California. In 2003, he received a MacArthur Fellowship, the so-called "Genius Award," for his work on water issues.