Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Heather Cooley, Juliet Christian-Smith, Peter H. Gleick, Lucy Allen, Michael J. Cohen
    Pages 1-22
  3. Peter Schulte, Jason Morrison, Peter H. Gleick
    Pages 23-43
  4. Meena Palaniappan, Peter H. Gleick, Lucy Allen, Michael J. Cohen, Juliet Christian-Smith, Courtney Smith
    Pages 45-72
  5. Lucy Allen, Michael J. Cohen, David Abelson, Bart Miller
    Pages 73-96
  6. Peter H. Gleick
    Pages 127-142
  7. Juliet Christian-Smith, Peter H. Gleick, Heather Cooley
    Pages 143-155
  8. Peter H. Gleick, Heather Cooley
    Pages 157-164
  9. Peter Schulte
    Pages 165-170
  10. Peter H. Gleick
    Pages 171-174
  11. Peter H. Gleick, Matthew Heberger
    Pages 175-214
  12. Peter H. Gleick
    Pages 215-340
  13. Peter H. Gleick
    Pages 341-350
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 351-375

About this book


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 7 features chapters on U.S. water policy, transboundary waters, and the effects of fossil fuel production on water resources, among other timely issues. Water briefs provide concise updates on topics including bottled water, The Great Lakes Water Agreement, and water and security.

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.


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About the authors

Peter 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.

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