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The World's Water: The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources (World's Water)by Peter H. Gleick
Synopses & Reviews
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:
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.
Produced biennially, The World's Water provides a timely examination of the key issues surrounding freshwater resources and their use.
About the Author
Peter Gleick is widely recognized as one of the two or three leading experts on freshwater resources. His Ph.D. is from the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley. In 1988 he received a MacArthur Fellowship award to study the implications of global environmental changes for water and international security and a Writing Grant in Peace and International Cooperation. The BBC recently named him as one a Visionary on the environment in its Essential Guide to the 21st Century. He has served as Deputy Assistant for energy, environment, and arms control to Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. of California. Among other things, he is on the Science and International Security Committee of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Global Environmental Change Committee of the American Geophysical Union, and the Scientific Advisory Group of the President's Commission on Sustainable Development.
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