Publication | November 12, 2004

The World’s Water, Volume 4

In this fourth volume of his highly regarded series, Gleick and his research team focus on the most significant current trends worldwide: how to meet the basic needs of over 1 billion people without access to clean water, the growing controversy over public vs. private water, the role of conservation and efficiency in solving water problems, and concerns about skyrocketing bottled water use.

Publication | November 12, 2004

The Myth and Reality of Bottled Water

Sales and consumption of bottled water have skyrocketed in recent years. Sales and consumption of bottled water have skyrocketed in recent years. But users should not assume that the purity of bottled water is adequately protected, regulated, or monitored; in many countries, such as the United States, bottlers themselves do most of the sampling and testing, which opens the door to fraud, misreporting, and inadequate protection.

Publication | August 15, 2004

Freshwater Resources: Managing the Risks Facing the Private Sector

Many businesses around the world, from beverage companies to garment manufacturers, are failing to prepare for the serious economic and political risks posed by increasing water scarcity, water contamination, water supply disputes, and a host of other water-related challenges.