Water in Crisis: A Guide to the Worlds Fresh Water Resources

Paperback | June 1, 1995

EditorPeter H. Gleick

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Among the most compelling environmental issues of today and tomorrow are those concerning the world's fresh water resources. Peter H. Gleick's important new volume, Water in Crisis, addresses the timely and sometimes controversial aspects of world water use. At stake are water quality,quantity, and possible future conflicts over shared international water resources. Nine essays by leading specialists from fields as diverse as hydrology, zoology, and law, among others, cover such issues as the status of developments in international water law; hydroelectric power; the possibleeffects of climatic change on water resources; and the state of fresh water fisheries. Particular chapters explore access to clean drinking water and sanitation; the use of water for energy and food production; the quality of rivers, lakes, and inland seas; and the condition of natural aquaticecosystems. A joint project of the Pacific Institute and the Stockholm Environment Institute, this book is a comprehensive guide to the world's fresh water resources. Hydrologists, engineers, policy makers, professionals in the environmental sciences, as well as lay readers will find Water in Crisisa dynamic resource and information-packed reference. More than 200 tables of fresh water data supplement this important volume.

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Among the most compelling environmental issues of today and tomorrow are those concerning the world's fresh water resources. Peter H. Gleick's important new volume, Water in Crisis, addresses the timely and sometimes controversial aspects of world water use. At stake are water quality,quantity, and possible future conflicts over shared...

Peter H. Gleick is the Director of the Global Environment Program of the Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security. Dr. Gleick has served on the Climate and Water Panel of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and co-chaired Working Group 2 of the Advisory Group on Greenhouse Gas...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:504 pages, 10.98 × 8.5 × 1.38 inPublished:June 1, 1995Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195076281

ISBN - 13:9780195076288

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Table of Contents

Part I. 1. P.H. Gleick: An Introduction to Global Fresh Water Issues2. I.A. Shiklomanov: World Fresh Water Resources3. L. Nash: Water Quality and Health4. A.P. Covich: Water and Ecosystems5. S. Postel: Water and Agriculture6. P.H. Gleick: Water and Energy7. M. Falkenmark and G. Lindh: Water and Economic Development8. S.C. McCaffrey: Water, Politics, and International Law9. P.H. Gleick: Water in the 21st CenturyPart II. Over 200 Tables of Fresh Water Data.

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"This volume provides students of fresh water problems on either global or regional scale with two sets of information--background information on critical water issues and extensive, carefully chosen water data."--Abstracts of Public Administration, Development and Environment