The World's Water Volume 7
440 pages, 8 1/2 x 11
24 illustrations
Release Date:26 Oct 2011

The World's Water Volume 7

The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources

Island Press
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 7 features chapters on U.S. water policy, transboundary waters, and the effects of fossil fuel production on water resources, among other timely issues. Water briefs provide concise updates on topics including bottled water, The Great Lakes Water Agreement, and water and security.
The World's Water is coauthored by MacArthur "genius" 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.
I added the latest [volume] to my own library as soon as it was published. Australasian Journal of Environmental Management
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.
Foreword \ Robert Glennon
Chapter 1. Climate Change and Transboundary Waters \ Heather Cooley, Juliet Christian-Smith, Peter H. Gleick, Lucy Allen, and Michael Cohen
-Transboundary Rivers and Aquifers
-Managing Transboundary Basins
-Transboundary Water Management Policies and Climate Change
-Case Studies
-Conclusions and Recommendations
Chapter 2. Corporate Water Management \ Peter Schulte, Jason Morrison, and Peter H. Gleick
-Global Trends that Affect Businesses
-Water-Related Business Risks
-Key Factors that Determine Extent and Type of Risk
-Risk and Impact Assessment
-Strategies for Improved Corporate Water Management
-Conclusion: A Framework for Action
Chapter 3. Water Quality \ Meena Palaniappan, Peter H. Gleick, Lucy Allen, Michael J. Cohen, Juliet Christian-Smith, and Courtney Smith
-Current Water-Quality Challenges
-Consequences of Poor Water Quality
-Moving to Solutions and Actions
-Mechanisms to Achieve Solutions
Chapter 4. Fossil Fuels and Water Quality \ Lucy Allen, Michael J. Cohen, David Abelson, and Bart Miller
-Fossil Fuel Production and Associated Water Use
-Fossil Fuels and Water Quality: Direct Impacts
-Impacts on Freshwater Ecosystems
-Impacts on Human Communities
Chapter 5. Australia's Millennium Drought: Impacts and Responses \ Matthew Heberger
-Water Resources of Australia
-Impacts of the Millennium Drought
-Responses to Drought
Chapter 6. China Dams \ Peter H. Gleick
-Dams in China
-Dams on Chinese International Rivers
-Exporting Chinese Dams
-Growing Internal Concern Over Chinese Dams
-International Principles Governing Dam Projects: The World Commission on Dams
Chapter 7. U.S. Water Policy Reform \ Juliet Christian-Smith, Peter H. Gleick, and Heather Cooley
-International Water Reform Efforts
-Common Themes and "Soft Path" Solutions
-A 21st Century U.S. Water Policy
Water Briefs
Data Section
Water Units, Data Conversions, and Constants
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