Produced biennially, The World's Water is the most comprehensive and up-to-date source of information and analysis on freshwater resources. Each new volume examines critical global trends and offers the best data available on a variety of topics related to water. The 2011-2012 edition features chapters on water policy, transboundary waters, and the effects of fossil fuel production on water resources, among other timely issues. Water briefs provide concise updates on topics including bottled water, The Great Lakes Water Agreement, and the state of the Colorado River. The World's Water is coauthored by MacArthur 'genius' Peter H. Gleick and his colleagues at the world-rewned Pacific Institute. Since the first volume was published in 1998, the series has become an indispensable resource for professionals in government and ngovernmental organisations, researchers, students, and anyone concerned with water and its use.
Peter H. Gleick is President of the Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security in Oakland, California, and is a recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship for his work on water issues.