This title provides the latest information on the current global conflicts surrounding the world's most precious resource. 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 trends worldwide, and offers the best data available on a variety of topics related to water.
The 2008-2009 volume features overview chapters on: water and climate change; water in China; status of the Millennium Development Goals for water; peak water; efficient urban water use; and, business reporting on water.This new volume contains an updated chronology of global conflicts associated with water, as well as brief reviews of issues regarding desalination, the Salton Sea, and the Three Gorges Dam.From 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.
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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 Fellowship for his work on water issues.