||PART I SETTING THE SCENE -- Ch. 1 The world's water crisis -- Ch. 2 Milestones -- Ch. 3 Signing progress: indicators mark the way -- PART II A LOOK AT THE WORLD'S FRESHWATER RESOURCES -- Ch. 4 The natural water cycle -- PART III CHALLENGES TO LIFE AND WELL-BEING -- Ch. 5 Basic needs and the right to health -- Ch. 6 Protecting ecosystems for people and planet -- Ch. 7 Cities: competing needs in an urban environment -- Ch. 8 Securing food for a growing world population -- Ch. 9 Promoting cleaner industry for everyone's benefit -- Ch. 10 Developing energy to meet development needs -- PART IV MANAGEMENT CHALLENGES: STEWARDSHIP AND GOVERNANCE -- Ch. 11 Mitigating risk and coping with uncertainty -- Ch. 12 Sharing water: defining a common interest -- Ch. 13 Recognizing and valuing the many faces of water -- Ch. 14 Ensuring the knowledge base: a collective responsibility -- Ch. 15 Governing water wisely for sustainable development -- PART V: PILOT CASE STUDIES: A FOCUS ON REAL-WORLD EXAMPLES -- Ch. 16 Chao Phraya River Basin, Thailand -- Ch. 17 Lake Peipsi/Chudskoe-Pskovskoe, Estonia and the Russian Federation -- Ch. 18 Ruhuna Basins, Sri Lanka -- Ch. 19 Seine-Normandy River Basin, France -- Ch. 20 Senegal River Basin, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Senegal -- Ch. 21 Lake Titicaca Basin, Bolivia and Peru -- Ch. 22 Greater Tokyo, Japan -- PART VI: FITTING THE PIECES TOGETHER -- Ch. 23 The world's water crisis: fitting the pieces together. "This Report offers the most comprehensive assessment to date of the state of the world's freshwater resources, based on the collective input of twenty-three United Nations agencies and convention secretariats. The global picture is complemented by the presentation of seven pilot case studies of river basins representing different social, economic and environmental settings: Lake Titicaca (Bolivia, Peru), Senegal River (Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Senegal), Seine-Normandy (France); Lake Peipsi/Chudskoe-Pskovskoe, (Estonia, Russian Federation); Ruhuna basins (Sri Lanka); Greater Tokyo (Japan); and Chao Phraya River (Thailand)." "With its numerous full-colour maps, country tables, references and coverage of a broad range of themes and real-world examples, the UN World Water Development Report - Water for People, Water for Life - should find its place as a valued, authoritative and well-worn reference book."--Jacket.