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Water Sustainability and Trends Resources

The publications listed below provide a good introduction to global and regional water trends and issues.

Anderson, Terry and Pamela Snyder. 1997. Water Markets: Priming the Invisible Pump. Washington, DC: Cato Institute.

Cosgrove, W.J. and F. Rijsberman. 2000. World Water Vision 2000. United Kingdom: Eartscan Publications Ltd.

Elkington, John. 1998. Cannibals With Forks: The Triple Bottom Line of 21st Century Business. Gabriola Island BC, Canada: New Society Publishers.

EPA's Office of Water website

Frederick, Kenneth D. and Peter H. Gleick. 1999. Water & Global Climate Change: Potential Impacts on U.S. Water Resources. Arlington, VA: Pew Center on Global Climate Change.

Gleick, Peter H. 2000. The World's Water 2000-2001: The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources. Washington, DC: Island Press.

Gleick, Peter H., A. Singh, and H. Shi. 2001. Threats to the World's Freshwater Resources. Oakland, California: Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security and the United National Environment Programme (UNEP).

Gleick, Peter H., Gary Wolff, Elizabeth L. Chalecki, Rachel Reyes. 2002. The New Economy of Water: The Risks and Benefits of Globalization and Privatization of Fresh Water. Oakland, California: Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security.

Hawken, Paul, Amory Lovins, and L. Hunter Lovins. 1999. Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution. New York: Little, Brown and Company.

McDonough, William and Michael Braungart. 2002. Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things. North Point Press.

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). 1999. The Price of Water: Trends in OECD Countries. Paris: OECD.

Postel, Sandra. 1992. Last Oasis. New York: W.W. Norton & Company.

Postel, Sandra. 1999. Pillar of Sand: Can the Irrigation Miracle Last? New York: W.W. Norton & Company.

Shiklomanov, I.A. 1997. Comprehensive Assessment of the Freshwater Resources of the World: Assessment of Water Resources and Water Availability in the World. Stockholm, Sweden: World Meteorological Organization and Stockholm Environment Institute.

Simon, P. 1998. Tapped Out: The Coming World Crisis in Water and What We Can Do About It. New York: Welcome Rain Publishers.

Sustainable Development International website.

Water Environment Federation website.

The World's Water website.

World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). 1998. Industry, Fresh Water and Sustainable Development. Geneva: WBCSD and UNEP.

World Resources Institute (WRI), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). 2002. Tomorrow's Markets: Global Trends and Their Implications for Business. Washington, DC: WRI, UNEP, and WBCSD.