The World’s Water

The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources

  • Peter H. Gleick

Part of the The World’s Water book series (WORLDWA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Global Water Governance in the Twenty-First Century

    1. Heather Cooley, Newsha Ajami, Mai-Lan Ha, Veena Srinivasan, Jason Morrison, Kristina Donnelly et al.
      Pages 1-18
  3. Shared Risks and Interests

    1. Peter Schulte, Stuart Orr, Jason Morrison
      Pages 19-33
  4. Sustainable Water Jobs

    1. Eli Moore, Heather Cooley, Juliet Christian-Smith, Kristina Donnelly
      Pages 35-61
  5. Hydraulic Fracturing and Water Resources

    1. Heather Cooley, Kristina Donnelly
      Pages 63-81
  6. Water Footprint

    1. Julian Fulton, Heather Cooley, Peter H. Gleick
      Pages 83-92
  7. Key Issues for Seawater Desalination in California

    1. Heather Cooley, Newsha Ajami
      Pages 93-121
  8. Zombie Water Projects

    1. Peter H. Gleick, Matthew Heberger, Kristina Donnelly
      Pages 123-146
  9. Water Brief

    1. Peter H. Gleick
      Pages 147-151
    2. Kristina Donnelly
      Pages 153-158
    3. Peter H. Gleick, Matthew Heberger
      Pages 159-171
    4. Peter H. Gleick, Matthew Heberger
      Pages 173-219
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 221-475

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 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.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Peter H. Gleick
    • 1
  1. 1.Pacific Inst for Studies in Development, Environment and SecurityOaklandUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security 2014
  • Publisher Name Island Press, Washington, DC
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-59726-421-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-61091-483-3
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