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The World's Water 2008-2009: The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources (World's Water)

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Produced biennially, The Worldandrsquo;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 and#160;trends worldwide, and offers the best data available on a variety of topics related to water. The 2008-2009 volume features overview chapters on:

andbull; water and climate change

andbull; water in China

andbull; status of the Millennium Development Goals for water

andbull; peak water

andbull; efficient urban water use

andbull; business reporting on water

and#160;

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.

and#160;

From the worldandrsquo;s leading authority on water issues, The Worldandrsquo;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.

Synopsis:

Produced biennially, The Worlds 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

• 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.

Synopsis:

Produced biennially, The Worlds

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 Fellowship for his work on water issues.

Table of Contents

Foreword \ Malin Falkenmark

Acknowledgements

Introduction

and#160;

Chapter 1. Peak Water \ Meena Palaniappan and Peter H. Gleick

-Concept of Peak Oil

-Comparison of Water and Oil

-A New Water Paradigm: The Soft Path for Water

-Conclusion

and#160;

Chapter 2. Business Reporting on Water \ Mari Morikawa, Jason Morrison, and Peter H. Gleick

-Corporate Reporting: A Brief History

-Qualitative Information: Water Management Policies, Strategies, and Activities

-Water Reporting Trends by Sector

-Conclusions and Recommendations

and#160;

Chapter 3. Water Management in a Changing Climate \ Heather Cooley

-The Climate is Already Changing

-Projected Impacts of Rising Greenhouse Gas Concentrations

-Climate Change and Water Resources

-Vulnerability to Climate Change

-Adaptation

-Conclusion

and#160;

Chapter 4. Millennium Development Goals: Charting Progress and a Way Forward \ Meena Palaniappan

-Millennium Development Goals

-Measuring Progress: Methods and Definitions

-Progress on the Water and Sanitation MDGs

-A Closer Look at Water and Sanitation Disparities

-Meeting the MDGs: The Way Forward

-Conclusion

and#160;

Chapter 5. China and Water \ Peter H. Gleick

-The Problems

-Water-Related Environmental Disasters in China

-Water Availability and Quantity

-Groundwater Overdraft

-Floods and Droughts

-Climate Change and Water in China

-Water and Chinese Politics

-Growing Regional Conflicts Over Water

-Moving Toward Solutions

-Improving Public Participation

-Conclusion

and#160;

Chapter 6. Urban Water-Use Efficiencies: Lessons from United States Cities \ Heather Cooley and Peter H. Gleick

-Use of Water in Urban Areas

-Projecting and Planning for Future Water Demand

-Per-Capita Demand

-Water Conservation and Efficiency Efforts

-Comparison of Water Conservation Programs

-Rate Structures

-Conclusion

and#160;

Water Briefs

Data Section

Water Units, Data Conversions, and Constants

Product Details

ISBN:
9781597265058
Author:
Gleick, Peter H.
Publisher:
Island Press
Contribution by:
Palaniappan, Meena
Contribution by:
Morikawa, Mari
Contribution:
Morikawa, Mari
Contribution:
Palaniappan, Meena
Author:
Cohen, Michael J.
Author:
Morrison, Jason
Author:
Cooley, Heather
Author:
Morikawa, Mari
Author:
Palaniappan, Meena
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Water-supply
Subject:
Water conservation
Subject:
Environmental - Water Supply
Subject:
Natural Resources
Subject:
Public Policy - Environmental Policy
Subject:
Water resources development
Subject:
Environmental Engineering-Water Supply
Edition Description:
2008-2009 Paperback
Series:
The Worldand#146;s Water
Publication Date:
20081231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
40 illustrations, 47 tables
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 in

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Produced biennially, The Worlds 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

• 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.

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