The World's Water 2006-2007: The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources (Paperback)

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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:
  • Water and terrorism
  • Business risks of water
  • Water and ecosystems
  • Floods and droughts
  • Desalination
  • Environmental justice and water
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.

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 Felloship for his work on water issues.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781597261067
ISBN-10: 1597261068
Publisher: Island Press
Publication Date: November 2nd, 2006
Pages: 392
Language: English
Series: The World's Water