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The World's Water DLESE Reviewed Collection
Supplemental to The World's Water book by Peter Gleick, this site offers data on the world's freshwater resources and uses. Tables and maps provide information on quantity and quality issues including data on access to safe drinking water; waterborne disease outbreaks; desalination capacity; as well as hydroelectric capacity and production. There is also a unique chronology documenting the historical connections between human conflict and water. Additionally there is an expansive list of links to water-relevant agencies and organizations.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • Text:
    • Report
  • Dataset:
    • In-situ
Subject:
  • Ecology
  • Geographical Sciences:
    • Human geography
  • Hydrology
  • Policy issues
Technical requirements:
Data available as html, excel, and comma-delimited formats.
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright, 1999/2001 Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment and Security
DLESE Catalog ID: DWEL-000-000-000-018
Educational standards:
  • National Geography Standards:
    • Environment and society:
      • The changes that occur in the meaning, use, distribution, and importance of resources
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment and Security
http://pacinst.org/contact/

Publisher: Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment and Security
http://pacinst.org/contact/