July 19, 2009

The World's Water 2008-2009

This biennial report assesses the state of water resources around the world. Compiled by the Pacific Institue for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security, the report hopes to give an understanding of the water challenges and solutions that face us and to raise awareness of the rapidly dwindling fresh water resources. In this 6th edition, focus is given to the Millenium Development Goals for water, which include the ability to provide safe water and adequate sanitation to even the poorest regions of the world by 2015. This edition also addresses developing water crises resulting from water resource overuse, diversions, and pollution facing the western United States and China. Finally, water is considered because of its role in climate change. This report which is full of data and resource references will be of interest to planners, but should also interest everyone because of our daily reliance on this resource.

This book can be found in HECSA Library:

The World's Water 2009-2009: The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources
Peter H. Gleick and others
TD 345 .G633 2008-2009