Peter H. Gleick

Water and the Planet


Selected Journal Articles

Gleick, P.H. 1977. "The power of nuclear fusion." Yale Scientific, Volume 51. No. 5. pp. 41‑45.


Gleick, P.H. 1981. "Health and safety effects of coal transportation: Reassessing the risks." Energy: The International Journal, Vol. 6, No. 7, pp. 611‑620.


Gleick, P.H. and Holdren, J.P. 1981.  "Assessing environmental risks of energy."  American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 71, No. 9. pp. 1046‑1050.


Gleick, P.H. 1986. "Methods for evaluating the regional hydrologic impacts of global climatic changes." Journal of Hydrology, Vol. 88, pp. 97‑116.


Gleick, P.H. 1987a. "The development and testing of a water‑balance model for climate impact assessment: Modeling the Sacramento Basin." Water Resources Research, Vol. 23, No. 6, pp. 1049‑1061.


Gleick, P.H. 1987b. "Regional hydrologic consequences of increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide and other trace gases." Climatic Change,  Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 137‑161. 


Gleick, P.H. 1988a. "The effects of future climatic changes on international water resources: The Colorado River, The United States, and Mexico." Policy Science, Vol. 21, pp. 23-39.


Gleick, P.H. 1988b. "The United States-Soviet 'Greenhouse/Glasnost' teleconference." Ambio, Vol. 17, No. 4, pp. 297-298.


Gleick, P.H. 1989a. "Greenhouse warming and international politics: Problems facing developing countries."

Ambio, Vol. 18, No. 6, pp. 333-339. 


Gleick, P.H. 1989b. "Climate changes and the Western United States: Impacts and responses." APCA Technical Paper 89-148.1.  AWMA/APCA Annual Meeting, June 25-30, Anaheim, California.


Gleick, P.H. 1989c. "The implications of global climatic changes for international security." 

Climatic Change, Vol. 15, No. 1/2, pp. 309-325.


Gleick, P.H. 1989d. "Climate change, hydrology, and water resources." Review of Geophysics,  Vol. 27, No. 3. pp. 329-344.


Gleick, P.H. 1990. "Global climatic changes: A summary of regional hydrologic impacts." Civil Engineering Practice, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 53-68.


Gleick, P.H. 1990. "Global climatic change and international security," Colorado Journal of International Environmental Law and Policy, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 41-56.


Gleick, P.H. 1991a. "The vulnerability of runoff in the Nile basin to climatic changes." The Environmental Professional,  Vol 13, pp. 66-73.


Gleick, P.H. 1991b. "Environment and security: The clear connections."  Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Vol. 47, No. 3, pp. 16-21.


Nash, L.L. and P.H. Gleick. 1991. "The sensitivity of streamflow in the Colorado Basin to climatic changes." Journal of Hydrology, Vol. 125, pp. 221-241.


Gleick, P.H. 1992. "Environmental consequences of hydroelectric development:  The role of facility size and type."  Energy: The International Journal,  Vol. 17, No. 8. Pergamon Press, Ltd., Great Britain, pp. 735-747. 


Gleick, P.H. 1993.  "Water and conflict." International Security, Vol. 18, No. 1, pp. 79-112 (Summer 1993).


Gleick, P.H. 1993.  "Water resources: A long-range global evaluation." Ecology Law Quarterly, Vol. 20, No. 1, pp. 141-149. 


Gleick, P.H. 1994. "Water, war, and peace in the Middle East." Environment, Vol. 36, No. 3, pp.6-on.  Heldref Publishers, Washington.

Hatami, H. and Gleick, P. 1994. “Chronology of Conflict over Water in the Legends, Myths, and History of the Ancient Middle East.” In
“Water, war, and peace in the Middle East.” Environment, Vol. 36, No. 3, pp.6–on. Heldref Publishers, Washington.

Gleick, P.H. 1994. "Water and energy." Annual Review of Energy and Environment, Vol. 19, pp. 267-299, Annual Reviews, Inc. Palo Alto,


Gleick, P.H., A. Rango, K. Cooley. 1994. "Evaluating climate change impacts in snowmelt basins." EOS, Transactions, American Geophysical
Union, Vol. 75, No. 9, p. 107.

Gleick, P.H. 1996. "Basic water requirements for human activities: Meeting basic needs."  Water International, Vol. 21, No. 2,  pp. 83-92.

American Water Works Association (AWWA). 1997.  Climate change and water resources. Journal of the American Water Works Association, Vol. 89, No. 11, pp. 107-110 (report of the Public Affairs Forum, by Gleick and others).

Gleick, P.H. 1998. “Water in crisis: Paths to sustainable water use.”  Ecological Applications, Vol. 8, No. 3, pp. 571-579.

Postel, S.L., J.I. Morrison and P.H. Gleick. 1998. "Allocating Fresh Water to Aquatic Ecosystems: The Case of the Colorado River Delta." Water International, Vol. 23, No. 3, pp. 119-125.


Gleick, P.H. 1999. “The human right to water.”  Water Policy, Vol. 1, No. 5, pp. 487-503.


Gleick, P.H. and E.L. Chalecki.  1999.  “The impacts of climatic changes for water resources of the Colorado and Sacramento-San Joaquin river basins.”  Journal of the American Water Resources Association, Vol. 35, No. 6, pp.

Chalecki, E.L. and P.H. Gleick. 1999.  “A framework of ordered climate effects on water resources: A comprehensive
bibliography.”  Journal of the American Water Resources Association, Vol. 35, No. 6, pp.


Gleick, P.H. 2000.  “The changing water paradigm: A look at twenty-first century water resources development.” Water
, Vol. 25, No. 1, pp. 127-138. 

Wong, A.K. and P.H. Gleick. 2000.  “Overview to water recycling in California: Success stories.”  Environmental Management and Health,
Vol. 11, No. 3, pp. 216-238.

Gleick, P.H. 2001.  “Making Every Drop Count.”  Scientific American, February, pp. 28-33.

Martindale, D. and P.H. Gleick. 2001.  “How We Can Do It.”  Scientific American, February, pp. 38-41.

Gleick, P.H. 2001.  “Global Water: Threats and Challenges Facing the United States. Issues for the New U.S. Administration.”  Environment,
Vol. 43, No. 2, pp. 18-26.


Gleick, P.H. 2002.  “Soft water paths.”  Nature, Vol. 418, pp. 373.  25 July 2002.


Gleick, P.H. 2002.  “Is the Skeptic All Wet?”  Environment, Vol. 44, No. 6, pp. 36-40.

Baron, J.S., N. LeRoy Poff, P.L. Angermeier, C.N. Dahm, P.H. Gleick, N.G. Hairston Jr., R.B. Jackson, C.A. Johnston, B.D. Richter, and A.D. Steinman. 2002. “Meeting ecological and societal needs for freshwater.”  Ecological Applications, Vol. 12, No. 5, pp. 1247-1260.

Baron, J.S., N. LeRoy Poff, P.L. Angermeier, C.N. Dahm, P.H. Gleick, N.G. Hairston Jr., R.B. Jackson, C.A. Johnston, B.D. Richter, and A.D. Steinman. 2003. “Sustaining Healthy Freshwater Ecosystems.”  Issues in Ecology, No. 10, Winter 2003, Ecological Society of America.

Gleick, P.H. 2003. “Global Freshwater Resources: Soft-Path Solutions for the 21st Century.” Science, Vol. 302, 28 November, pp. 1524-1528.

Gleick, P.H. 2003. “Water Use.”  Annual Review of Environment and Resources. Vol. 28, pp. 275-314.

Gleick, P.H. and J. Lane. 2005. “Large International Water Meetings: Time for a Reappraisal.” Water International, Vol. 30, No. 3, pp. 410-414.

Kiparsky, M., C. Brooks, and P.H. Gleick. 2006. “Do Regional Disparities in Research on Climate and Water Influence Adaptive Capacity?” Climatic Change, Vol. 77, No. 3-4, pp. 363-375.

Gleick, P.H. 2006. “Ecosystem Restoration Challenges and Opportunities.”  Global Business and Development Law Journal, Volume 19, No. 1, pp. 1-11.

Gleick, P.H. 2006. “Water and Terrorism.” Water Policy, Vol. 8, pp. 481-503.

Gleick, P.H. 2007. “El derecho humano al agua.” Economía Exterior. No. 41. Verano 2007.

Gleick, P.H. 2008. “Can California’s Water Problems be Solved?” Ecology Law Currents. Volume 35, No. 2, pp. 71-79. 

Gleick, P.H. 2008. “Why Don’t We Get More Drinking Water From Desalinating the Ocean?” Scientific American. Volume 299, No.
4, pp. 104.

Gleick, P.H. and H. S. Cooley. 2009. “Energy implications of bottled water.” Environ. Res. Lett. Vol. 4. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/4/1/014009. 


Gleick, P.H. 2009. “Facing Down the Hydro-Crisis.” World Policy Journal, Vol. XXVI, No. 4, pp. 17-24 (Winter 2009/2010.

Gleick, P.H. et al. ( with 255 members of US National Academy of Science). 2010. “Climate Change and the Integrity of Science,” Science 7 May 2010, Vol. 328. no. 5979, pp. 689 – 690, DOI: 10.1126/science.328.5979.689.

Gleick, P.H. 2010. “Climate change, exponential curves, water resources, and unprecedented threats to humanity.” Climatic Change, Vol. 100, No. 1. pp. 125-129. doi:10.1007/s10584-010-9831-8.

Gleick, P.H. and M. Palaniappan. 2010. “Peak Water: Conceptual and Practical Limits to Freshwater Withdrawal and Use." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), Vol. 107, No. 25, pp. 11155–11162 Washington, D.C. June 22, 2010. 

Gleick, P.H. 2010. "Roadmap for sustainable water resources in the southwestern North America." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), Vol. 107 No. 50, pp. 21300-21305 Washington, D.C. December 14, 2010

Cooley, H. and P.H. Gleick. 2011. "Climate-proofing transboundary water agreements." Hydrological Sciences Journal, Vol. 56, No. 4, pp. 711–718.

Heberger, M., H. Cooley, P. Herrera, P. H. Gleick, E. Moore. 2011. Potential impacts of increased coastal flooding in California due to sea-level rise. Climatic Change. Doi:10.1007/s10584-011-0308-1. 


Gleick, P.H., J. Christian-Smith, H. Cooley. 2011. Water-use efficiency and productivity: rethinking the basin approach. Water International, Vol. 36, No. 7, pp. 784-798.


DeFries, R.S., E.C. Ellis, F.S. Chapin III, P.A. Matson, B.L. Turner II, A. Agrawal, P.J. Crutzen, C. Field, P. Gleick, P.M. Kareiva, E. Lambin, D.Liverman, E. Ostrom, P.A. Sanchez, and J. Syvitski. 2012. Contract for Global Change Science to Contribute to a
Sustainable Future. BioScience, Vol. 62, pp. 603–606. Doi:10.1525/bio.2012.62.6.11.


Gleick, P.H. 2013. A Drop in the Bucket. Finance & Development, Vol. 50, No. 3. International Monetary Fund.

Gleick, P.H. 2014. Water, drought, climate change, and conflict in Syria. Weather, Climate, and Society. Vol. 6,

No. 3, pp. 331-340. American Meteorological Society.

Christian-Smith, J., M. Levy, P. Gleick. 2014. Maladaptation to drought: a case report from California, USA. Sustainability Science, p. 1-11.

Fulton, J., H. Cooley, P.H. Gleick. 2014. Water footprint outcomes and policy relevance change with scale considered: Evidence from California. Water Resources Management, Vol. 28, Issue 11, pp. 3637-3649, Springer, Netherlands. 

Liu, J. H. Mooney, V. Hull, S.J. Davis, J. Gaskell, T.Hertel, J. Lubchenco, K.C. Seto, P.H. Gleick, C. Kremen, S. Li. 2015.  Systems Integration for Global Sustainability. Science, Vol. 347, No. 6225. 27 February 2015. DOI: 10.1126/science.1258832

Mann, M.E. and P.H. Gleick. 2015. Climate change and California drought in the 21st century. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), Vol. 112, No. 13. pp. 3858–3859.

Gleick, P.H. 2015.  On methods for assessing water-resource risks and vulnerabilities. Environ. Res. Lett. 10, 111003. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/10/11/111003

Gleick, P.H. 2016. Water strategies for the next administration. Science. Vol. 354, Issue 6312, pp.555-556

Gleick, P.H. 2017. Contributions of Helen Ingram to Critical Concepts around U.S. Water Governance. Journal of the Southwest, Vol. 59, No. 1-2, pp. 19-24. Spring-Summer 2017. 10.1353/jsw.2017.0003

Weaver, C.P., R.H. Moss, K.L. Ebi, P.H. Gleick, P:.C. Stern, C. Tebaldi, R.S. Wilson, J.L. Arvai. 2017. Reframing Climate Change Assessments Around Risk: Recommendations for the U.S. National Climate Assessment. Environmental Research Letters, Vol. 12, No. 8.

Gleick, P.H. 2018. Transitions to Freshwater Sustainability. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 10.1073/pnas.1808893115.