The World's Water 2000-2001
The Biennial Report On Freshwater Resources

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.


300 pages
8.5 x 11

A world strategy for conservation and sustainable management of water resources in the 21st century. Compilation of all project documents

This compilation contains all key documents produced during the development of the Vision for Water and Nature, the environment and ecosystems componant of the Vision for Water, Life and the Environment for the 21st Century, generally known as...

223 pages
6 x 9

Freshwater Ecoregions of North America
A Conservation Assessment

Robin Abell, David M. Olson, Eric Dinerstein, Patrick Hurley, James T. Diggs, William Eichbaum, Steven Walters, Wesley Wettengel, Tom Allnutt, Colby J. Loucks, Prashant Hedao, and Caroline (Lynne) Taylor

North America's freshwater habitats and the extraordinary biodiversity they contain are facing unprecedented threats from a range of sources, including flow alteration, habitat fragmentation, introduced species, and overall land use changes. With...

368 pages
8.5 x 11

Rivers of Gold
Designing Markets To Allocate Water In California

Brent M. Haddad

The movement to implement market-based approaches to allocating water is gaining ground across California and in other western states. Proponents argue that markets offer an efficient and cost-effective means of promoting conservation -- those...

222 pages
6 x 9

Restoring Life in Running Waters
Better Biological Monitoring

Despite nearly three decades of efforts intended to protect the nation's waters, and some success against certain forms of chemical and organic contamination, many of our nation's waterways continue to be seriously degraded. The call of the 1972...

220 pages
6 x 9

The World's Water 1998-1999
The Biennial Report On Freshwater Resources

The quality and availability of fresh water is of critical importance to human and ecosystem health. The World's Water 1998-1999 is a comprehensive reference on worldwide freshwater resources and the political, economic, scientific, and...

319 pages
8.5 x 11

Water, Culture, and Power
Local Struggles In A Global Context

Edited by John Donahue and Barbara Rose Johnston

According to some estimates, at least 1.7 billion people do not have an adequate supply of drinking water and as many as 40% of the world's population face chronic shortages. Yet water scarcity is more than a matter of terrain, increased...

408 pages
6 x 9

Discovering the Unknown Landscape
A History Of America's Wetlands

The rapidly disappearing wetlands that once spread so abundantly across the American continent serve an essential and irreplaceable ecological function. Yet for centuries, Americans have viewed them with disdain. Beginning with the first European...

445 pages
6 x 9

Instream Flow Protection
Seeking A Balance In Western Water Use

Instream Flow Protection is a comprehensive overview of Western water use and the issues that surround it. The authors explain instream flow and its historical, political, and legal context; describe current instream flow laws and policies...

427 pages
6 x 9

Integrated Resource Planning and Management
The Ecosystem Approach In The Great Lakes Basin

Susan Hill MacKenzie

The "ecosystem approach" to natural resource planning and management -- an approach that focuses on preserving the integrity of entire natural systems -- is becoming widely recognized as the key to large-scale environmental health.

The 1978...

252 pages
6 x 9


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