The World’s Water, Volume 9

Published: February 6, 2018
Authors: Peter Gleick, Michael Cohen, Heather Cooley, Kristina Donnelly, Julian Fulton, Mai-Lan Ha, Jason Morrison, Rapichan Phurisamban, Heather Rippman, and Stefanie Woodward, with a Foreword by Alexandra Cousteau
Pages: 260

The newest volume in this highly regarded series, The World’s Water, Volume 9 continues to offer insights into critical global water problems, overviews of data and analysis around water use and management, and case studies of some of the greatest water challenges around the world.

The new volume delivers analysis on corporate water stewardship, the human right to water and sanitation, water-use trends in the United States, the water footprint of California energy, the consequences of the severe five-year California drought, water markets and economic strategies for water management, and the cost of alternative water supply and demand strategies. Additionally, concise “water briefs” provide updates on water’s role in conflict around the globe, a meeting held at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences in the Vatican on the human right to water, and critical issues around public access to water through drinking fountains.

Chapters:
  1. The UN Global Compact CEO Water Mandate: History, Objectives, Strategy
  2. A Human Rights Lens for Corporate Water Stewardship: Toward Achievement of the Sustainable Development Goal for Water
  3. Updating Water-Use Trends in the United States
  4. The Water Footprint of California’s Energy System, 1990–2012
  5. The Nature and Impact of the 2012–2016 California Drought
  6. Water Trading in Theory and Practice
  7. The Cost of Water Supply and Efficiency Options: A California Case
Water Briefs:
  1. The Human Right to Water and Global Sustainability: Actions of the Vatican
  2. Access to Water through Public Drinking Fountains
  3. Water and Conflict Update

Pacific Institute President Emeritus Peter Gleick is the series creator and editor, with coauthors Michael Cohen, Heather Cooley, Kristina Donnelly, Julian Fulton, Mai-Lan Ha, Jason Morrison, Rapichan Phurisamban, Heather Rippman, and Stefanie Woodward.

The book is an invaluable resource for community leaders, health officials, academics, students, and others whose work touches on freshwater.

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The World’s Water Volume 9 is also available in the following formats:
Print-on-demand softcover book for $55.00
Kindle ebook  for $9.99