Publication | January 13, 1999

The Human Right to Water

More than a billion people in the developing world lack safe drinking water – an amenity those in the developed world take for granted.

Publication | January 11, 1999

Sustainable Use of Water: California Water Success Stories

The intense political and legal battles that have characterized California water policy throughout the 20th century have not ended—nor are they likely to end in the near future. But unexpectedly, with little fanfare or attention, California is moving toward more sustainable water management and use.

Publication | September 1, 1998

The World’s Water, Volume 1

The first volume of The World’s Water (1998-1999) includes chapters on the changing global paradigm for water management and use, the environmental implications of large dams, possible consequences of climate change, and the links between water resources and conflict.

Publication | June 10, 1993

Water and Conflict: Fresh Water Resources and International Security

Fresh water is a fundamental resource, integral to all ecological and societal activities, including food and energy production, transportation, waste disposal, industrial development, and human health. Yet fresh water resources are unevenly and irregularly distributed, and some regions of the world are extremely water-short.