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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 possible effects 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 aquatic ecosystems. 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 Crisis a dynamic resource and information-packed reference. More than 200 tables of fresh water data supplement this important volume.
1. An Introduction to Global Fresh Water Issues, P.H. Gleick
2. World Fresh Water Resources, I.A. Shiklomanov
3. Water Quality and Health, L. Nash
4. Water and Ecosystems, A.P. Covich
5. Water and Agriculture, S. Postel
6. Water and Energy, P.H. Gleick
7. Water and Economic Development, M. Falkenmark and G. Lindh
8. Water, Politics, and International Law, S.C. McCaffrey
9. Water in the 21st Century, P.H. Gleick
Over 200 Tables of Fresh Water Data.
Posted August 1, 2001
In High School, a friend and I were partners in a debate discussing Water Supply and sanitation. Midway through the debate we coined the term 'water bible'. It was the hottest resource in the room. With an international perspective looking at the Aral Sea(cover) to the river jordan, the Mississippi, and the Ganges, this book provided us with graphs on salinization levels of major rivers and irrigation facilities all over the world. Anyone interested in environmental law, etc MUST have this book!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.