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The Worlds Water: 2004-2005

 The Worlds Water: 2002-2003

The Worlds Water: 2000-2001

The Worlds Water: 1998-1999

THE WORLD'S WATER: 2004-2005
The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION Introduction to the book (PDF)
ONE The Millennium Development Goals for Water: Crucial Objectives, Inadequate Commitments (PDF)
Peter H. Gleick
TWO The Myth and Reality of Bottled Water
Peter H. Gleick
THREE Water Privatization Principles and Practices
Meena Palaniappan, Peter H. Gleick, Catherine Hunt, Veena Srinivasan
FOUR Groundwater: The Challenge of Monitoring and Management
Marcus Moench
FIVE Urban Water Conservation: A Case Study of Residential Water Use in California
Peter H. Gleick, Dana Haasz, Gary Wolff
SIX Urban Water Conservation: A Case Study of Commercial and Industrial Water Use in California
Peter H. Gleick, Veena Srinivasan, Christine Henges-Jeck, Gary Wolff
SEVEN Climate Change and California Water Resources
Michael Kiparsky and Peter H. Gleick
One 3rd World Water Forum in Kyoto: Disappointment and Possibility
Nicholas L. Cain
Two The Human Right to Water: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back
Peter H. Gleick
Three The Water and Climate Bibliography
Peter H. Gleick and Michael Kiparksy
Four Environment and Security: Water Conflict Chronology Version 2004-2005
Peter H. Gleick

Data Table 1: Total Renewable Freshwater Supply, by Country (2004 Update)
Data Table 2: Fresh Water Withdrawals by Country and Sector (2004 Update)
Data Table 3: Deaths and DALYs from Selected Water-Related Diseases
Data Table 4: Official Development Assistance Burden Sharing Indicators
Data Table 5: Aid to Water Supply and Sanitation by Donor, 1996 to 2001
Data Table 6 Bottled Water Consumption by Country, 1997 to 2002
Data Table 7 Global Bottled Water Consumption by Region, 1997 to 2002 (Preliminary)
Data Table 8 Bottled Water Consumption, Share by Region, 1997 to 2002 (Preliminary)
Data Table 9 Per-capita Bottled Water Consumption by Region, 1997 to 2002
Data Table 10 United States Bottled Water Sales, 1991 to 2001
Data Table 11 Types of Packaging Used for Bottled Water in Various Countries, 1999
Data Table 12 Irrigated Area, by Region, 1961 to 2001
Data Table 13 Irrigated Area, Developed and Developing Countries, 1961 to 2001
Data Table 14 Global Production and Yields of Major Cereal Crops, 1961 to 2002
Data Table 15 Global Reported Flood Deaths, 1900 to 2002
Data Table 16 United States Flood Damage by Fiscal Year, 1926 to 2001
Data Table 17 Total Outbreaks of Drinking Water Related Disease, United States, 1973 to 2000
Data Table 18
18.a Extinction Rate Estimates for Continental North American Fauna (percent loss per decade)
18.b Imperiled Species for North American Fauna
Data Table 19 Proportion of Species at Risk, United States
Data Table 20 United States Population and Water Withdrawals, 1900 to 2000
Data Table 21 United States Economic Productivity of Water, 1900 to 2000


Volume 1: The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources, 1998-1999
Volume 2: The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources, 2000-2001
Volume 3: The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources, 2002-2003


Water / Environmental Policy

PRAISE for The World's Water series:
"Anyone who cares deeply about the human need for water and the future of this planet should take careful note. Highly recommended."--Choice

"Essential for students of water--whether environmentalists, educators, engineers--or water policy planners in whatever capacity. A valuable contribution to the water literature as well as an important resource tool."-- Environment

"The World's Water is an important contribution…. It should be compulsory reading for students of water resources."-- Water International

"This book takes a truly impressive bite out of an enormous topic. Interested lay readers, students of natural resource management, and water experts will all find abundant use for The World's Water.--BioScience

"There are few books that can genuinely be described as indispensable. This is one…. Essential reading." --Financial Times Global Water Report

"Dr. Gleick has once again produced the essential book on water. The 2004/2005 edition will be an indispensable addition to our bookshelf."--Ismail Serageldin, Director, Library of Alexandria, and Chair of the World Commission on Water for the 21st Century

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