The World’s Water

The World's Water Volume 8

The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources

Editors: Gleick, Peter H. (Ed.)

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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.

About the authors

Dr. Peter H. Gleick is an internationally recognized water expert and was named a MacArthur Fellow in October 2003 for his work. In 2001, Gleick was dubbed a "visionary on the environment" by the British Broadcasting Corporation. In 1999, Gleick was elected an Academician of the International Water Academy, in Oslo, Norway and in 2006, he was elected to the National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C.Gleick received a B.S. from Yale University and an M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. He serves on the boards of numerous journals and organizations, and is the author of many scientific papers and six books, including the biennial water report, The World's Water, published by Island Press. Gleick's research and writing address the critical connections between water and human health, the hydrologic impacts of climate change, sustainable water use, privatization and globalization, and international conflicts over water resources.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Global Water Governance in the Twenty-First Century

    Cooley, Heather (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • Shared Risks and Interests

    Schulte, Peter (et al.)

    Pages 19-33

  • Sustainable Water Jobs

    Moore, Eli (et al.)

    Pages 35-61

  • Hydraulic Fracturing and Water Resources

    Cooley, Heather (et al.)

    Pages 63-81

  • Water Footprint

    Fulton, Julian (et al.)

    Pages 83-92

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The World's Water Volume 8
Book Subtitle
The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources
Editors
  • Peter H. Gleick
Series Title
The World’s Water
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Island Press/Center for Resource Economics
Copyright Holder
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security
eBook ISBN
978-1-61091-483-3
DOI
10.5822/978-1-61091-483-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 478
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