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The World's Water Volume 7

The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources

The World's Water Volume 7
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Peter Gleick, Lucy Allen, Juliet Christian-Smith, Michael J. Cohen, Heather Cooley, Matthew Heberger, Jason Morrison, Meena Palaniappan, Peter Schulte

440 pages | Tables, figures, boxes | 8.5 x 11
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.
"I added the latest [volume] to my own library as soon as it was published."
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Foreword by Robert Glennon
Introduction
ONE Climate Change and Transboundary Waters
TWO Corporate Water Management
THREE Water Quality
FOUR Fossil Fuels and Water Quality
FIVE Australia’s Millennium Drought: Impacts and Responses
SIX China Dams
SEVEN U.S. Water Policy Reform
WATER BRIEFS
One Bottled Water and Energy
Two The Great Lakes Water Agreements
Three Water in the Movies
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, 1970–2008
Data Table 4: Access to Sanitation by Country, 1970–2008
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: Under-5 Mortality Rate by Cause and Country, 2008
Data Table 8: Infant Mortality Rate by Country
Data Table 9: Death and DALYs from Selected Water-Related Diseases, 2000 and 2004
Data Table 10: Overseas Development Assistance for Water Supply and Sanitation, by Donating Country
Data Table 11: Overseas Development Assistance for Water Supply and Sanitation, by Subsector
Data Table 12: Organic Water Pollutant (BOD) Emissions by Country
Data Table 13: Top Environmental Concerns of the American Public: Selected Years, 1997–2010
Data Table 14: Top Environmental Concerns Around the World
Data Table 15: Satisfaction With Local Water Quality, by Country, 2006–2007
Data Table 16: Extinct (or Extinct in the Wild) Freshwater Animal Species
Data Table 17: U.S. Federal Water-Related Agency Budgets
Data Table 18: Overseas Dams With Chinese Financiers, Developers, or Builders
Data Table 19: Per-Capita Bottled Water Consumption by Top Countries, 1999–2010
WATER UNITS, DATA CONVERSIONS, AND CONSTANTS
COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS
COMPREHENSIVE INDEX
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