Synopses & Reviews
Produced biennially, The World's Water is the most comprehensive and up-to-to date source of information and analysis on freshwater resources. Each new volume examines critical global trends and offers the best data available on a variety of topics related to water.
Volume 8 features chapters on hydraulic fracturing (fracking), water footprints, sustainable water jobs, and desalination financing, among other timely issues. Water briefs provide concise updates on topics including the Dead-Sea and the role of water in the Syrian conflict.
The World's Water is coauthored by MacArthur andquot;geniusandquot; Peter H. Gleick and his colleagues at the world-renowned Pacific Institute. Since the first volume was published in 1998, the series has become an indispensable resource for professionals in government agencies and nongovernmental organizations, researchers, students, and anyone concerned with water and its use.
With help from colleagues, Gleick provides data on access to waterand sanitation by country and by urban-rural split; on the ongoing unchecked severe cholera outbreaks that are a direct consequence ofthe failure to meet basic human needs for safe water; and on the increasing conflicts over water allocations and use. Introductorychapters cover global water governance in the 21st century, shared risks and interests: the case for private sector engagement in waterpolicy and management, sustainable water jobs, hydraulic fracturing and water resources: what is known and needs to be known, waterfootprint, key issues for seawater desalination in California: cost and financing, and zombie water projects. Short reports look at therole of water in the Syrian conflict, and the Red Sea-Dead Sea Project update.Annotation ©2014 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Produced biennially, The Worldand#8217;s Water
provides readers with the most comprehensive, up-to-date information available about freshwater. It also offers incisive analysis of the political, economic, scientific, and technological issues associated with this critical resource. Since the first volume was published in 1998, the series has been consistently recognized as an essential reference for anyone concerned with water and its use.
In addition to the key data readers have come to expect, including the Water Conflict Chronology, Volume 8 includes chapters on such timely subjects as hydraulic fracturing (fracking), water footprints, sustainable water jobs, and desalination financing. Concise updates, or "water briefs," provide the latest news on the Dead-Sea and the role of water in the Syrian conflict.
Statistics form the backbone of the series, but it is the Pacific Instituteand#8217;s insights and recommendations that set The Worldand#8217;s Water apart. Volume 8 continues this tradition, illuminating the most newsworthy topics in water.
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 \ Ismail Serageldin Introduction
Chapter 1. Global Water Governance in the Twenty-First Century \ Heather Cooley, Newsha Ajami, Mai-Lan Ha, Veena Srinivasan, Jason Morrison, Kristina Donnelly, and Juliet Christian-Smith
-Global Water Challenges
-The Emergence of Global Water Governance
Chapter 2. Two Shared Risks and Interests: The Case for Private Sectorand#160;Engagement in Water Policy and Management \ Peter Schulte, Stuart Orr, and Jason Morrison
-The Business Case for Investing in Sustainable Water Management
-Utilizing Corporate Resources While Ensuring Public Interest Outcomes and Preventing Policy Capture
-Moving Forward: Unlocking Mutually Beneficial Corporate Action on Water
Chapter 3. Sustainable Water Jobs \ Eli Moore, Heather Cooley, Juliet Christian-Smith, andand#160;Kristina Donnelly
-Water Challenges in Todayand#8217;s Economy
-Job Quality and Growth in Sustainable Water Occupations
Chapter 4. Hydraulic Fracturing and Water Resources: What Do We Know and Need to Know? \ Heather Cooley and Kristina Donnelly
-Overview of Hydraulic Fracturing
-Concerns Associated with Hydraulic Fracturing Operations
Chapter 5. Water Footprint \ Julian Fulton, Heather Cooley, and Peter H. Gleick
-The Water Footprint Concept
-Water, Carbon, and Ecological Footprints and Nexus Thinking
-Water Footprint Findings
Chapter 6. Key Issues for Seawater Desalination in California: Cost and Financing \ Heather Cooley and Newsha Ajami
-How Much Does Seawater Desalination Cost?
-Desalination Projects and Risk
Chapter 7. Zombie Water Projects \ Peter H. Gleick, Matthew Heberger, and Kristina Donnelly
-The North American Water and Power Allianceand#151;NAWAPA
-The Reber Plan
-Alaskan Water Shipments
-Las Vegas Valley Pipeline Project
-Diverting the Missouri River to the West
Water Units, Data Conversions, and Constants