The World’s Water: 2008-2009

Published: December 26, 2008

The much anticipated sixth volume in this highly regarded series, The World’s Water 2008-2009is now available. Pacific Institute President and series editor Peter Gleick, with Institute coauthors Heather Cooley, Michael Cohen, Mari Morikawa, Jason Morrison, and Meena Palaniappan addresses the ever-more-pressing issues of our use and misuse of the world’s freshwater resources. Topics range from peak water, China’s water crisis, and climate change impacts and adaptations, to updates on the Millennium Development Goals, business reporting on water, and urban water use efficiency. Twenty new data tables provide a definitive resource for everyone concerned with sustainable water use, including the eye-opening chart of “The Water Content of Things.”

Click to read select chapters and find data tables from World’s Water: 2008-2009:

The World’s Water: 2008-2009 Select Content

Chapter 1 (2008-2009): Peak Water, Meena Palaniappan and Peter H. Gleick
Chapter 5 (2008-2009): China and Water, Peter H. Gleick
Water Brief 2 (2008-2009): Past and Future of Salton Sea, Michael J. Cohen
Water Brief 3 (2008-2009): Three Gorges Dam Project, Yangtze River, China, Peter H. Gleick

The World’s Water 2008-2009 Data

Table 5: MDG Progress on Access to Safe Drinking Water by Region: PDF
Table 19: Water Content of Things: PDF

Read select chapters and find data tables here.

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