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The World's Water 1998-1999 : The Biennial Report On Freshwater Resources - Peter H. Gleick

The World's Water 1998-1999

The Biennial Report On Freshwater Resources

Paperback Published: 1st September 1998
ISBN: 9781559635929
Number Of Pages: 319

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The quality and availability of fresh water is of critical importance to human and ecosystem health. The World's Water 1998-1999 is a comprehensive reference on worldwide freshwater resources and the political, economic, scientific, and technological issues associated with them. It provides both detailed analysis of the most significant trends and events and the most up-to-date data available on water resources and their use. Chapters examine:

access to basic water requirements for drinking and sanitation
hydropower and dam construction
water law
water and conflict
water and global climate change
international water institutions and activities.

The book features more than fifty charts, tables, and maps that present the most current data on a range of factors including: the availability and use of water; numbers of threatened and endangered aquatic species, dam and desalination capacity worldwide; trends in several devastating water-borne diseases; changes by region in global precipitation patterns since 1900; and much more.

To be published on a biennial basis, The World's Water will be an essential reference for water resources specialists with both government agencies and nongovernmental organizations, resource economists, planners, public policy and public administration experts, environmental lawyers, students and anyone concerned with water issues.

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"Dr. Gleick has once again produced the essential book on water. The 2004-2005 edition will be an indispensable addition to our bookshelf."--Ismael Serageldin, Director, Library of Alexandria, and Chair of the World Commission for Water in the 21st Century

The Changing Water Paradigm
Water and Human Health
The Status of Large Dams: The End of an Era?
Conflict and Cooperation Over Fresh Water
Climate Change and Water Resources: What Does the Future Hold?
New Water Laws, New Water Institutions
Moving Toward a Sustainable Vision for the Earth's Fresh Water
Water Briefs
Data Section
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781559635929
ISBN-10: 1559635924
Series: World's Water (Quality)
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 319
Published: 1st September 1998
Publisher: ISLAND PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 28.0 x 21.6  x 1.65
Weight (kg): 0.75