Unit 8: Water Resources // Section 11: Further Reading
Peter H. Gleick, The World's Water 2006–2007: The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources (Washington, DC: Island Press, 2006). Current information on water needs, trends, and policies worldwide.
John McPhee, "Atchafalaya," in The Control of Nature (New York: Farrar Strauss Giroux, 1989). A renowned journalist describes the technical challenges and environmental impacts of human efforts to manage the flow of the Mississippi River.
Sandra Postel, Liquid Assets: The Critical Need to Safeguard Freshwater Ecosystems, Worldwatch Paper 170 (Washington, DC: Worldwatch Institute, July 2005). An overview of the valuable functions performed by freshwater ecosystems and policy options for protecting them.