The World's Water 1998-1999: The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources

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September 1998



A comprehensive reference on worldwide freshwater resources and the political, economic, scientific, and technological issues associated with them, this book 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.


The changing water paradigm; water and human health; the status of large dams - the end of an era?; conflict and co-operation over fresh water; climate change and water resources - what does the future hold?; new water laws, new water institutions; moving towards a sustainable vision for the Earth's fresh water; water briefs.


Peter Gleick is president of the Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security in Oakland, California. He received his Ph.D. from the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley and is the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Research and Writing Grant in Peace and International Cooperation. In addition to his research activities, Dr. Gleick serves on the Global Environmental Change Committee of the American Geophysical Union, the Board of Directors of the International Water Resources Association, the Public Advisory Forum of the American Water Works Association, and the editorial boards of several scientific journals. He has published extensively on climatic change, water resources, and environmental policy. He is widely recognized as one of the world's leading experts on freshwater resources, and is a member of the Water Science and Technology Board of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and an Academician of the International Water Academy in Oslo, Norway. He was recently named by the BBC as a "visionary on the environment" in its "Essential Guide to the 21st Century."The Worldwater Website, developed by Peter Gleick, is dedicated to providing up-to-date water resources information and data, with connections to organizations, institutions, and individuals working on a wide range of global freshwater problems and solutions. Other titles by Peter Gleick: World's Water 2000-2001World's Water 2002-2003
EAN: 9781559635929
ISBN: 1559635924
Untertitel: 1998-1999. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: September 1998
Seitenanzahl: 319 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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