The World’s Water

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The World’s Water
By Peter H. Gleick

Paperback, 492 pages

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The World’s Water
By Peter H. Gleick

Paperback, 492 pages

Produced biennially, 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. 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.


Contents
ONE
Peak Water
Meena Palaniappan and Peter H. Gleick
Concept of Peak Oil
Comparison of Water and Oil
Utility of the Term “Peak Water”
A New Water Paradigm: The Soft Path for Water
Conclusion
TWO
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
THREE
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
FOUR
Millennium Development Goals: Charting Progress and the 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
FIVE
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
SIX
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

WATER BRIEFS
One Tampa Bay Desalination Plant: An Update
Heather Cooley
Two Past and Future of the Salton Sea
Michael Cohen
Background
Restoration
Conclusion
Three Three Gorges Dam Project, Yangtze River, China
Peter H. Gleick
Introduction
The Project
Major Environmental, Economic, Social, and Political Issues
Conclusion
Four Water Conflict Chronology
Peter H. Gleick

DATA SECTION
Data Table 1 Total Renewable Freshwater Supply, by Country
Data Table 2 Freshwater Withdrawal by Country and Sector
Data Table 3 Access to Safe Drinking Water by Country, 1970 to 2004
Data Table 4 Access to Sanitation by Country, 1970 to 2004
Data Table 5 MDG Progress on Access to Safe Drinking Water by Region
Data Table 6 MDG Progress on Access to Sanitation by Region
Data Table 7 United States Dams and Dam Safety Data, 2006
Data Table 8 Dams Removed or Decommissioned in the United States, 1912 to Present
Data Table 9 Dams Removed or Decommissioned in the United States, 1912 to Present, by Year and State
Data Table 10 United States Dams by Primary Purposes
Data Table 11 United States Dams by Owner
Data Table 12 African Dams: Number and Total Reservoir Capacity by Country
African Dams: The 30 Highest
Data Table 13 Under-5 Mortality Rate by Cause and Country, 2000
Data Table 14 International River Basins of Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and South America
Data Table 15 OECD Water Tariffs
Data Table 16 Non-OECD Water Tariffs
Data Table 17 Fraction of Arable Land that Is Irrigated, by Country
Data Table 18 Area Equipped for Irrigation, by Country
Data Table 19 Water Content of Things
Data Table 20 Top Environmental Concerns of the American Public: Selected Years, 1997-2008
WATER UNITS, DATA CONVERSIONS, MD CONSTANTS
COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS
Volume 1: The World’s Water 1998-1999: The Freshwater Resources
Volume 2: The World’s Water 2000-2001: The Freshwater Resources
Volume 3: The World’s Water 2002-2003: The Freshwater Resources
Volume 4: The World’s Water 2004-2005: The Freshwater Resources
Volume 5: The World’s Water 2006-2007: The Freshwater Resources
Volume 6: The World’s Water 2008-2009: The Freshwater Resources

COMPREHENSIVE INDEX

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