Island Press has been publishing the biennial The World's Water series since 1998. In that time, it has become an institution of the water field. The Journal of the American Water Resources Association sums it up well: The series continues to be an invaluable collection of all kinds of water-related material, ranging from concise, stand-alone chapters on important topics to numerous sections of data...a 'must have' for anyone interested in the water resource field. The latest book will include chapters on particularly timely subjects, including fracking and emerging contaminants.
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.