Replenish
The Virtuous Cycle of Water and Prosperity

We have disrupted the natural water cycle for centuries in an effort to control water for our own prosperity. Yet every year, recovery from droughts and floods costs billions of dollars, and we spend billions more on dams, diversions, levees, and...

328 pages
6 x 9
15 illustrations

Urban Street Stormwater Guide

Streets make up more than 80 percent of all public space in cities, yet street space is often underutilized or disproportionately allocated to the movement of private motor vehicles. Excess impervious surface contributes to stormwater runoff,...

168 pages
8.25 x 10.75
Full color

Immersion
The Science and Mystery of Freshwater Mussels

Abbie Gascho Landis first fell for freshwater mussels while submerged in an Alabama creek, her pregnant belly squeezed into a wetsuit. After an hour of fruitless scanning, a mussel materialized from the rocks—a little spectaclecase, herself...

256 pages
5 x 8
7 illustrations

and Other Myths about Water in the West

When we think of water in the West, we think of conflict and crisis. In recent years, newspaper headlines have screamed, “Scarce water and the death of California farms,” “The Dust Bowl returns,” “A ‘...

264 pages
6 x 9
6 photos, 4 illustrations

Lessons from Sustaining Phoenix

There exists a category of American cities in which the line between suburban and urban is almost impossible to locate. These suburban cities arose in the last half of twentieth-century America, based largely on the success of the single-family...

208 pages
6 x 9
25 illustrations, 15 photos

Redefining Conservation for the Next Economy

Google, Apple, Amazon, Uber: companies like these have come to embody innovation, efficiency, and success. How often is the environmental movement characterized in the same terms? Sadly, conservation is frequently seen as a losing battle, waged...

256 pages
6 x 9
2 photos, 17 illustrations

Shopping for Water
How the Market Can Mitigate Water Shortages in the American West

The American West has a long tradition of conflict over water. But after fifteen years of drought across the region, it is no longer simply conflict: it is crisis. In the face of unprecedented declines in reservoir storage and groundwater...

40 pages
8.5 x 11
2 illustrations

A Guide for Moving from Scarcity to Sustainability

Water scarcity is spreading and intensifying in many regions of the world, with dire consequences for local communities, economies, and freshwater ecosystems. Current approaches tend to rely on policies crafted at the state or national level,...

192 pages
6 x 9
25 illustrations

The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources

Peter H. Gleick, Pacific Institute, Newsha Ajami, Juliet Christian-Smith, Heather Cooley, Kristina Donnelly, Julian Fulton, Mai-Lan Ha, Matthew Heberger, Eli Moore, Jason Morrison, Stewart Orr, Peter Schulte, and Veena Srinivasan

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...

496 pages
8.5 x 11
25 illustrations

River Notes
A Natural and Human History of the Colorado
Plugged by no fewer than twenty-five dams, the Colorado is the world’s most regulated river drainage, providing most of the water supply of Las Vegas, Tucson, and San Diego, and much of the power and water of Los Angeles and Phoenix, cities...

176 pages
5.5 x 8.25
5 illustrations

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