The World's Water 2004-2005: The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources
The quality and availability of fresh water are of critical importance to human and ecosystem health. Given its central role in the functioning of all living systems, water is arguably the most important of all natural resources.
Produced biennially, The World's Water provides a timely examination of the key issues surrounding freshwater resources and their use. Each new volume identifies and explains the most significant current trends worldwide, and offers the best data available on a variety of water-related topics.
This 2004-2005 edition of The World's Water features overview chapters on: conservation and efficiency as key tools for meeting freshwater needs; bottled water quality, costs, and trends; United Nations millennium development goals; groundwater issues; case studies of water privatization; the economic value of water; California water policy and climate change.
The World's Water is the most comprehensive and up-to-date source of information and analysis on freshwater resources and the political, economic, scientific, and technological issues associated with them. It is an essential reference for water resource professionals in government agencies and nongovernmental organizations, researchers, students, and anyone concerned with water and its use.
TWO The Myth and Reality of Bottled Water
THREE Water Privatization Principles and Practices
The Challenge ofMonitoring
A Case Study of Residential
A Word About Agricultural Water Use
Indoor Residential Summary
Residential Outdoor Water Use Summary
Two Steps Forward One Step
Three The Water and Climate Bibliography
Water Conflict Chronology
Data Table 2 Freshwater Withdrawals by Country and Sector
Data Table 3 Deaths and DALYs from Selected WaterRelated
Data Table 5 Aid to Water Supply and Sanitation by Donor
Data Table 6 Bottled Water Consumption by Country 1997 to 2002
A Case Study of Commercial
Water Use in California in 2000
SEVEN Climate Change and California Water Resources
Data Table 13 Irrigated Area Developed and Developing Countries
Data Table 19 Proportion of Species at Risk United States
COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS