The Myth and Reality of Bottled Water

This chapter reviews the recent history of and trends in bottled water, the regulations governing bottled water production and sale, and growing concerns about the costs and implications of bottled water use. It also addresses growing concerns in both industrialised nations where high-quality tap water is readily available and in poorer developing countries where the high cost of bottled water raises questions about equity and access to basic water services for all.

GLEICK, P.H. (2004): The Myth and Reality of Bottled Water. In: GLEICK, P.H. ; (2004): The World's Water. The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources: 2004-2005. Washington, D.C.: . URL [Accessed: 08.04.2019]