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

The World's Water Volume 7
The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources

Peter H. Gleick, Lucy Allen, Juliet Christian-Smith, Michael J. Cohen, Heather Cooley, Matthew Heberger, Jason Morrison, Meena Palaniappan, and Paul Schulte

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...

440 pages
8.5 x 11
24 illustrations

Water Security
The Water-Food-Energy-Climate Nexus

The world is on the brink of the greatest crisis it has ever faced: a spiraling lack of fresh water. Groundwater is drying up, even as water demands for food production, for energy, and for manufacturing are surging. Water is already emerging as...

272 pages
6 x 9
16 photos and illustrations

Bottled and Sold
The Story Behind Our Obsession with Bottled Water

Peter Gleick knows water. A world-renowned scientist and freshwater expert, Gleick is a MacArthur Foundation "genius," and according to the BBC, an environmental visionary. And he drinks from the tap. Why don’t the rest of us?...

232 pages
6 x 9
9 photos and illustrations

Responsible Practices and Certification

Over the past decade, there has been growing concern among international stakeholders, particularly in Mediterranean countries, about aquaculture product quality, knowledge management, interaction with the environment, technology and systems,...

70 pages
6 x 8.5

Water Ethics
Foundational Readings for Students and Professionals

Edited by Peter G. Brown and Jeremy J. Schmidt

Having manipulated water for irrigation, energy, and burgeoning urban centers, humans are facing the reality that although fresh water is renewable, it is as finite as any other resource. Countries, states, and cities are now scrambling to...

320 pages
6 x 9
10 illustrations

America's Water Crisis and What To Do About It

In the middle of the Mojave Desert, Las Vegas casinos use billions of gallons of water for fountains, pirate lagoons, wave machines, and indoor canals. Meanwhile, the town of Orme, Tennessee, must truck in water from Alabama because it has...

432 pages
6 x 9
9 photos, 13 illustrations

Reforming Water Resources Governance

International Union for Conservation of Nature


This toolkit will guide users through approaches to re-forming water governance, including useful mechanisms for incorporating environmental considerations into water laws and policies. It is intended for use by water professionals,...

128 pages
7.5 x 9.75

The World's Water 2008-2009
The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources

Peter H. Gleick and Michael J. Cohen

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...

432 pages
8.5 x 11
40 illustrations

Managing Waters across Boundaries

International Union for Conservation of Nature; Edited by Claudia Sadoff, Thomas Greiber, Mark Smith, and Ger Bergkamp

Using case studies from around the world, Share describes the benefits gained from cooperation and the challenges of constructing legal frameworks, institutions, management processes and financing and partnership strategies to govern...

95 pages
7.5 x 9.75


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