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The World's Water 2008-2009

The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources

The World's Water 2008-2009
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Peter H. Gleick with Heather Cooley, Michael J. Cohen, Mari Morikawa, Jason Morrison, and Meena Palaniappan

432 pages | Tables, figures, boxes | 8.5 x 11
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.

Foreword

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Chapter one: Peak Water

Chapter two: Business Reporting on Water

Chapter three: Water Management in a Changing Climate

Chapter four: Millennium Development Goals: Charting Progress and the Way Forward

Chapter five: China and Water

Chapter six: Urban Water-Use Efficiencies: Lessons from United States Cities

WATER BRIEFS

One: Tampa Bay Desalination Plant: An Update

Two: Past and Future of the Salton Sea

Three: Three Gorges Dam Project, Yangtze River, China

Four: Water Conflict Chronology

DATA SECTION

Data Table 1: Total Renewable Freshwater Supply, by Country

Data Table 2: Freshwater Withdrawal by Country and Sector

Data Table 3: Access to Safe Drinking Water by Country, 1970 to 2004

Data Table 4: Access to Sanitation by Country, 1970 to 2004

Data Table 5: MDG Progress on Access to Safe Drinking Water by Region

Data Table 6: MDG Progress on Access to Sanitation by Region

Data Table 7: United States Dams and Dam Safety Data, 2006

Data Table 8: Dams Removed or Decommissioned in the United States, 1912 to Present

Data Table 9: Dams Removed or Decommissioned in the United States, 1912 to Present, by Year and State

Data Table 10: United States Dams by Primary Purposes

Data Table 11: United States Dams by Owner

Data Table 12: African Dams

Data Table 13: Under-5 Mortality Rate by Cause and Country, 2000

Data Table 14: International River Basins of Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and South America

Data Table 15: OECD Water Tariffs

Data Table 16: Non-OECD Water Tariffs

Data Table 17: Fraction of Arable Land that Is Irrigated, by Country

Data Table 18: Area Equipped for Irrigation, by Country

Data Table 19: Water Content of Things

Data Table 20: Top Environmental Concerns of the American Public: Selected Years, 1997–2008

WATER UNITS, DATA CONVERSIONS, AND CONSTANTS

COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS

Volume 1: The World’s Water 1998–1999: The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources

Volume 2: The World’s Water 2000–2001: The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources

Volume 3: The World’s Water 2002–2003: The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources

Volume 4: The World’s Water 2004–2005: The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources

Volume 5: The World’s Water 2006–2007: The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources

COMPREHENSIVE INDEX

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