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Water in crisis : a guide to the world's fresh water resources / edited by Peter H. Gleick ; foreword by Gilbert F. White.

  • Gleick, Peter H.
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New York : Oxford University Press, 1993.

Physical description

xxiv, 473 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm


"Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security, Stockholm Environment Institute"

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references and index


Part I. Essays on fresh water issues - An introduction to global fresh water issues / Peter H. Gleick -- World fresh water resources / Igor A. Shiklomanov -- Water quality and health / Linda Nash -- Water and ecosystems / Alan P. Covich -- Water and agriculture / Sandra Postel -- Water and energy / Peter H. Gleick -- Water and economic development / Malin Falkenmark, Gunnar Lindh -- Water, politics, and international law / Stephen C. McCaffrey -- Water in the 21st century / Peter H. Gleick -- Part II. Fresh water data - About the data / Peter H. Gleick -- Global and regional fresh water resources -- Rivers, lakes and waterfalls -- Sanitation and water-related disease -- Water quality and contamination -- Water and agriculture -- Water and ecosystems -- Water and energy -- Water and human use -- Water policy and politics -- Units, data conversions, and constants.


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