Ideas for groundwater management

Simon Chevalking, Lenneke Knoop, and Frank Van Steenbergen

Groundwater is the earth’s largest accessible store of fresh water. The volume is almost 100 times that of surface water. In recent decades use of groundwater has grown exponentially. Over 2 billion people depend on it for their daily...

6.6 x 9.9

River Futures
An Integrative Scientific Approach to River Repair

Across much of the industrialized world, rivers that were physically transformed and ecologically ruined to facilitate industrial and agricultural development are now the focus of restoration and rehabilitation efforts. River Futures...

328 pages
8 x 10

Water War in the Klamath Basin
Macho Law, Combat Biology, and Dirty Politics

In the drought summer of 2001, a simmering conflict between agricultural and environmental interests in southern Oregon’s Upper Klamath Basin turned into a guerrilla war of protests, vandalism, and apocalyptic rhetoric when the federal...

280 pages
6 x 9

The World's Water 2006-2007
The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources

Peter H. Gleick, Gary H. Wolff, Heather Cooley, Meena Palaniappan, Andrea Samulon, Emily Lee, Jason Morrison, and David Katz

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 current trends worldwide, and offers the...

392 pages
8.5 x 11
23 photos and illustrations

Establishing Payments for Watershed Services

Mark Smith, Rudolf De Groot, Daniele Perrot-Maitre, Ger Bergkamp, and IUCN, Water and Nature Initiative

This guide aims to provide practical tools to non specialists–essentially water resources planners, river basin managers, non-governmental organizations and private sector operators. It links the most recent practice on payments for...

112 pages
7.5 x 10

The Great Lakes Water Wars

The Great Lakes are the largest collection of fresh surface water on earth, and more than 40 million Americans and Canadians live in their basin. Will we divert water from the Great Lakes, causing them to end up like Central Asia's Aral Sea,...

320 pages
6 x 9
14 photos, 28 illustrations

A Practitioner's Guide to Freshwater Biodiversity Conservation

A Practitioner's Guide to Freshwater Biodiversity Conservation brings together knowledge and experience from conservation practitioners and experts around the world to help readers understand the global challenge of conserving...

408 pages
8.5 x 11

Water as a Human Right?

Angela Cassar and Noemi Nemes

Formally acknowledging water as a human right could encourage the international community and governments to enhance their efforts to satisfy basic human needs and to meet the Millennium Development Goals. But critical questions arise in relation...

53 pages
6.2 x 9.2

Values and Rewards
Counting and Capturing Ecosystem Water Services for Sustain

Edited by Lucy Emerton

Water ecosystems have long been perceived by decision makers as having little value simply because their economic value is poorly understood and rarely articulated. Calculating the economic value of an ecosystem is a means of providing...

93 pages
8.5 x 11.5

Freshwater Ecoregions of Africa and Madagascar
A Conservation Assessment

Michele Thieme, Michele L. Thieme, Robin Abell, Neil Burgess, Bernhard Lehner, Eric Dinerstein, David Olson, Guy Teugels, Andre Kamdem-Toham, Melanie L. J. S. Stiassny, and Paul Skelton

As part of a global effort to identify those areas where conservation measures are needed most urgently, World Wildlife Fund has assembled teams of scientists to conduct ecological assessments of all seven continents. Freshwater Ecoregions of...

483 pages
8.5 x 11


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