The World's Water Volume 8: The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources

The World's Water Volume 8: The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources


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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 8 features chapters on hydraulic fracturing (fracking), water footprints, sustainable water jobs, and desalination financing, among other timely issues. Water briefs provide concise updates on topics including the Dead-Sea and the role of water in the Syrian conflict.

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.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781610914819
Publisher: Island Press
Publication date: 01/16/2014
Pages: 496
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.20(d)

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 Fellowship for his work on water issues.

Table of Contents

Foreword \ Ismail Serageldin Introduction
Chapter 1. Global Water Governance in the Twenty-First Century \ Heather Cooley, Newsha Ajami, Mai-Lan Ha, Veena Srinivasan, Jason Morrison, Kristina Donnelly, and Juliet Christian-Smith
-Global Water Challenges
-The Emergence of Global Water Governance
Chapter 2. Two Shared Risks and Interests: The Case for Private Sector Engagement in Water Policy and Management \ Peter Schulte, Stuart Orr, and Jason Morrison
-The Business Case for Investing in Sustainable Water Management
-Utilizing Corporate Resources While Ensuring Public Interest Outcomes and Preventing Policy Capture
-Moving Forward: Unlocking Mutually Beneficial Corporate Action on Water
Chapter 3. Sustainable Water Jobs \ Eli Moore, Heather Cooley, Juliet Christian-Smith, and Kristina Donnelly
-Water Challenges in Today’s Economy
-Job Quality and Growth in Sustainable Water Occupations
Chapter 4. Hydraulic Fracturing and Water Resources: What Do We Know and Need to Know? \ Heather Cooley and Kristina Donnelly
-Overview of Hydraulic Fracturing
-Concerns Associated with Hydraulic Fracturing Operations
-Water Challenges
Chapter 5. Water Footprint \ Julian Fulton, Heather Cooley, and Peter H. Gleick
-The Water Footprint Concept
-Water, Carbon, and Ecological Footprints and Nexus Thinking
-Water Footprint Findings
Chapter 6. Key Issues for Seawater Desalination in California: Cost and Financing \ Heather Cooley and Newsha Ajami
-How Much Does Seawater Desalination Cost?
-Desalination Projects and Risk
-Case Studies
Chapter 7. Zombie Water Projects \ Peter H. Gleick, Matthew Heberger, and Kristina Donnelly
-The North American Water and Power Alliance—NAWAPA
-The Reber Plan
-Alaskan Water Shipments
-Las Vegas Valley Pipeline Project
-Diverting the Missouri River to the West
Water Brief
Data Section
Water Units, Data Conversions, and Constants

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