The World's Water Volume 8

The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources

Author: Peter H. Gleick

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 161091483X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 478

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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.
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The World's Water Volume 7

The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources

Author: Peter H. Gleick,Lucy Allen,Juliet Christian-Smith,Michael J. Cohen,Heather Cooley,Matthew Heberger,Jason Morrison,Meena Palaniappan,Paul Schulte

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1610910486

Category: Science

Page: 440

View: 7980

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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The World's Water 2004-2005

The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources

Author: Peter H. Gleick

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1597262560

Category: Science

Page: 362

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The quality and availability of fresh water are of critical importance to human and ecosystem health. Given its central role in the functioning of all living systems, water is arguably the most important of all natural resources. Produced biennially, The World's Water provides a timely examination of the key issues surrounding freshwater resources and their use. Each new volume identifies and explains the most significant current trends worldwide, and offers the best data available on a variety of water-related topics. This 2004-2005 edition of The World's Water features overview chapters on: conservation and efficiency as key tools for meeting freshwater needs; bottled water quality, costs, and trends; United Nations millennium development goals; groundwater issues; case studies of water privatization; the economic value of water; California water policy and climate change. The World's Water is the most comprehensive and up-to-date source of information and analysis on freshwater resources and the political, economic, scientific, and technological issues associated with them. It is an essential reference for water resource professionals in government agencies and nongovernmental organizations, researchers, students, and anyone concerned with water and its use.
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Globalization of Water

Sharing the Planet's Freshwater Resources

Author: Arjen Y. Hoekstra,Ashok K. Chapagain

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444360191

Category: Science

Page: 224

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Globalization of Water is a first-of-its-kind review of the critical relationship between globalization and sustainable water management. It explores the impact of international trade on local water depletion and pollution and identifies “water dependent” nations. Examines the critical link between water management and international trade, considering how local water depletion and pollution are often closely tied to the structure of the global economy Offers a consumer-based indicator of each nation’s water use: the water footprint Questions whether trade can enhance global water use efficiency, or whether it simply shifts the environmental burden to a distant location Highlights the hidden link between national consumption and the use of water resources across the globe, identifying the threats facing ‘water dependent’ countries worldwide Provides a state-of-the-art review and in-depth data source for a new field of knowledge
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The World's Water, Volume 7

The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources

Author: Peter H. Gleick

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781597262286

Category: Climatic changes

Page: 422

View: 5159

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The World's Water 2000-2001

The Biennial Report On Freshwater Resources

Author: Peter H. Gleick

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9781597262842

Category: Nature

Page: 300

View: 3053

The quality and availability of fresh water are of critical importance to human and ecosystem health. Given its central role in the functioning of all living systems, water is arguably the most important of all natural resources. Produced biennially, The World's Water provides a comprehensive examination of issues surrounding freshwater resources and their use. It offers analysis of the most significant trends worldwide along with the most current data available on a variety of water-related topics. This 2000-2001 edition features overview chapters on: water as a human right water and food desalination stocks and flows of fresh water international watersheds and water-related conflicts water reclamation/recycling the removal of dams It also includes brief reports on issues such as arsenic in ground water in Bangladesh, the collection of fog as a source of water in remote regions, the role of nongovernmental organizations in meeting basic water needs, and an update on water and the internet. Following the overview chapters are more than thirty charts and tables that offer data on topics including: water use by country, agricultural water use, salinization, endangered aquatic species, major rivers in China, dam capacity, desalination capacity, and more. The World's Water is the most comprehensive and up-to-date source of information and analysis on freshwater resources and the political, economic, scientific, and technological issues associated with them. It is an essential reference for water resource professionals in government agencies and nongovernmental organizations, researchers, students, and anyone concerned with water and its use.
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The World's Water 2006-2007

The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources

Author: Peter H. Gleick,Gary H. Wolff,Heather Cooley,Meena Palaniappan,Andrea Samulon,Emily Lee,Jason Morrison,David Katz

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9781597269513

Category: Science

Page: 392

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Produced biennially, The World's Water provides a timely examination of the key issues surrounding freshwater resources and their use. Each new volume identifies and explains the most significant current trends worldwide, and offers the best data available on a variety of water-related topics. The 2006-2007 volume features overview chapters on: Water and terrorism Business risks of water Water and ecosystems Floods and droughts Desalination Environmental justice and water The book contains an updated chronology of global conflicts associated with water as well as an assessment of recent water conferences, including the 4th World Water Forum. It also offers a brief review of issues surrounding the use of bottled water and the possible existence of water on Mars. From one of the world's leading authorities on water issues, The World's Water is the most comprehensive and up-to-date source of information and analysis on freshwater resources and the political, economic, scientific, and technological issues associated with them.
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The World's Water

The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources

Author: Peter H. Gleick

Publisher: Island Pr

ISBN: 9781559635929

Category: Fresh water

Page: 319

View: 1097

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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World Water Vision

Making Water Everybody's Business

Author: William J. Cosgrove,Frank R. Rijsberman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134201621

Category: Law

Page: 136

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More than a billion people cannot get safe drinking water; half the world's population does not have adequate sanitation; within a generation over three billion will be suffering from water stress. This text analyzes the issues in this crisis of management and shows how water can be used effectively and productively. The key to sustainable water resources is an integrated approach. The authors assert that careful planning and concerted action can make the fundamental changes needed and that the implications of not dealing with the crisis are immense. The book comes with a CD ROM containing background research and scenarios.
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Cities People Planet

Urban Development and Climate Change

Author: Herbert Girardet

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN: 9780470772706

Category: Architecture

Page: 320

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Herbert Girardet looks at how ecologically-sound architecture and urban design can favourably impact the life of the planet. With leading-edge ideas and examples of architectural and urban design from around the world, the book details how cities of today are tackling regeneration and sustainability development.
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Bottled and Sold

The Story Behind Our Obsession with Bottled Water

Author: Peter H. Gleick

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1597265284

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 211

View: 2151

Examines the commercialization of bottled water, discussing how the demand has been fueled by the marketing campaigns of big business and the impact that sales have had on the environment, public policy, and global access to a natural resource.
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Fundamentals of Air Pollution

Author: Daniel Vallero

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0124046029

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 996

View: 7908

Fundamentals of Air Pollution is an important and widely used textbook in the environmental science and engineering community. This thoroughly revised fifth edition of Fundamentals of Air Pollution has been updated throughout and remains the most complete text available, offering a stronger systems perspective and more coverage of international issues relating to air pollution. Sections on pollution control have been reorganized and updated to demonstrate the move from regulation and control approaches to green and sustainable engineering approaches. The fifth edition maintains a strong interdisciplinary approach to the study of air pollution, covering such topics as chemistry, physics, meteorology, engineering, toxicology, policy, and regulation. New material includes near-road air pollution, new risk assessment approaches, indoor air quality, the impact of biofuels and fuel additives, mercury emissions, forecasting techniques, and the most recent results from the National Air Toxics Assessment. Stronger systems approach, emphasizing the impact of air pollution on ecosystems and human health Risks, measures, models, and control of air pollution are discussed at scale – starting at the individual/niche level and expanding to planetary/global scale Increased emphasis on international issues, including coverage of European initiatives and discussions of the impact of emerging economies like India and China Updated references, standards, and methods throughout the book make this the most current air pollution text/reference on the market All new end-of-chapter problems enhance its usefulness as a course text
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The World's Water 2008-2009

The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources

Author: Peter H. Gleick,Michael J. Cohen

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9781597269667

Category: Science

Page: 432

View: 3465

Produced biennially, The World’s Water provides a timely examination of the key issues surrounding freshwater resources and their use. Each new volume identifies and explains the most significant trends worldwide, and offers the best data available on a variety of topics related to water. The 2008-2009 volume features overview chapters on: • water and climate change • water in China • status of the Millennium Development Goals for water • peak water • efficient urban water use • business reporting on water This new volume contains an updated chronology of global conflicts associated with water, as well as brief reviews of issues regarding desalination, the Salton Sea, and the Three Gorges Dam. From the world’s leading authority on water issues, The World’s Water is the most comprehensive and up-to-date source of information and analysis on freshwater resources and the political, economic, scientific, and technological issues associated with them. It is an essential reference for water resource professionals in government agencies and nongovernmental organizations, researchers, students, and anyone concerned with water and its use.
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Freshwater Challenges of South Africa and its Upper Vaal River

Current State and Outlook

Author: Anja du Plessis

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331949502X

Category: Science

Page: 164

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This book promotes better understanding and awareness of South Africa' significant water problems by describing the country's and especially the Upper Vaal River’s water resources. It is a “go-to” book for students, professionals and regular citizens when information is required regarding the country's and more specifically the Upper Vaal River’s freshwater resources. It highlights the major problems and risks which need to be addressed and give a realistic and true representation of the current water affairs.
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Environmental Flows in Water Resources Policies, Plans, and Projects

Findings and Recommendations

Author: Rafik Hirji,Richard Davis

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821380125

Category: Nature

Page: 189

View: 7469

This book advances the understanding and integration in operational terms of environmental flows (water allocation) into integrated water resources management (IWRM). Based on an in-depth analysis of 17 global water policy, plan, and project case studies, it addresses the highly contested complexities of environmentally responsible water resources development, broadens the global perspectives on "equitable sharing" and "sustainable use" of water resources, and expands the definitions of "benefits sharing" in high-risk water resources development. The book fills a major gap in knowledge on IWRM and forms an important contribution to the ongoing discourse on climate change adaptation in the water sector.
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The World's Water 2002-2003

The Biennial Report On Freshwater Resources

Author: Peter H. Gleick,William C.G. Burns,Elizabeth L. Chalecki,Michael Cohen,Katherine Kao Cushing,Amar S. Mann,Rachel Reyes,Gary H. Wolff,Arlene K. Wong

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9781597262798

Category: Nature

Page: 310

View: 1171

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World Water and Food to 2025

Dealing with Scarcity

Author: Mark W. Rosegrant,Ximing Cai,Sarah A. Cline

Publisher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst

ISBN: 0896296466

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 322

View: 7148

A thirsty world; Alternative futures for water; Consequences of key policy changes; Implications for the future.
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