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 L. Thieme, Robin Abell, Neil Burgess, World Wildlife Fund, 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

The World's Water 2004-2005
The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources

Peter H. Gleick, Pacific Institute, Nicholas L. Cain, Dana Haasz, Christine Henges-Jeck, Catherine Hunt, Michael Kiparsky, Marcus Moench, Meena Palaniappan, Veena Srinivasan, and Gary H. Wolff

The quality and availability of fresh water are of critical importance to human and ecosystem health. Given its central role in the functioning of all living systems, water is arguably the most important of all natural resources.


262 pages
8.5 x 11

The Struggle To Revive An American Town

Leadville explores the clash between a small mining town high up in Colorado's Rocky Mountains and the federal government, determined to clean up the toxic mess left from a hundred years of mining.

Set amidst the historic streets and...

312 pages
6 x 9

Keepers of the Spring
Reclaiming Our Water In An Age Of Globalization

Water has long been the object of political ambition and conflict. Recent history is full of leaders who tried to harness water to realize national dreams. Yet the people who most need water-farmers, rural villages, impoverished communities-...

313 pages
6 x 9

International Water Governance: Conservation of Freshwater Ecosystems
Vol. 1: International Agreements Compilation and Analysis

Edited by Alejandro Iza

An analysis is provided of the most relevant provisions on freshwater ecosystems conservation, present in international treaties, and bilateral and multilateral agreements relating to rivers and lakes. Also includes an analysis of relevant...

324 pages
8.2 x 11.2

Rivers for Life
Managing Water For People And Nature

The conventional approach to river protection has focused on water quality and maintaining some ""minimum"" flow that was thought necessary to ensure the viability of a river. In recent years, however, scientific research...

220 pages
6 x 9
38 photos and illustrations

Achieving Sustainable Freshwater Systems
A Web Of Connections

One of the most pressing challenges of the 21st century is to develop a means of satisfying the water demands of an ever-expanding human population while at the same time protecting the aquatic ecosystems and ecological services upon which all...

312 pages
6 x 9

Water Follies by Robert J. Glennon | An Island Press book
Groundwater Pumping and the Fate of America's Fresh Waters

The Santa Cruz River that once flowed through Tucson, Arizona is today a sad mirage of a river. Except for brief periods following heavy rainfall, it is bone dry. The cottonwood and willow trees that once lined its banks have died, and the...

304 pages
6 x 9
19 photos, 6 illustrations

Adaptation Of Water Resources Management To Climate Change

Brett Orlando, Ger Bergkamp, and Ian Burton

Climate change is here and will be with us for the long term. The challenge facing water professionals is how to make decisions in the face of this new uncertainty. This book outlines a new management approach that moves beyond technical quick...

51 pages
7.2 x 9.8


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