Sandra Postel has authored or co-authored more than 100 chapters, papers and articles for scholarly and popular publications. A selected list follows.

  • Jennifer A. Burney, Rosamond L. Naylor, and Sandra L. Postel, The case for distributed irrigation as a development priority in sub-Saharan Africa, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, page(s): doi/10.1073/pnas.12035971
    July 24, 2013.
  • Postel, Sandra. 2013. Sustaining Freshwater and Its Dependents, pages 51-62 in Linda Starke, Ed., State of the World 2013: Is Sustainability Still Possible?,Washington, D.C., Island Press.
  • Postel, Sandra L. 2011. Foreward–Sharing the Benefits of Water. Hydrological Sciences Journal 56 (4): 529-30.
  • Postel, Sandra L. 2011.  Getting More Crop Per Drop, pages 39-48 in Linda Starke, ed., State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet.  New York, W.W. Norton.
  • Postel, Sandra. 2010. Water: Adapting to a New Normal, in Richard Heinberg and Daniel Lerch, eds., The Post Carbon Reader: Managing the 21st Century’s Sustainability Crises. Watershed Media/University of California Press.
  • Postel, Sandra. 2010. Honest Hope, in Irena Salina, ed., Written in Water, Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Books.
  • Richter, B.D., Postel, S., Revenga, C., Scudder, T., Lehner, B.,Churchill, A., Chow, M. 2010. Lost in Development’s Shadow: The Downstream Human Consequences of DamsWater Alternatives 3(2): 14-42.
  • Postel, Sandra. Water: Will There Be Enough? Yes! The Water Solutions Issue, Summer, 2010.
  • Palmer, M. A.; Lettenmaier, D. P.; Poff, N. L; Postel, S. L.; Richter, B.; Warner, R. 2009. Climate Change and River Ecosystems: Protection and Adaptation Options, Environmental Management, DOI 10.1007/s00267-009-9329-1.
  • Sandra Postel, Who Will Export Tomorrow’s Virtual Water? in The Truth About Water Wars, Seed Magazine, May 14, 2009.
  • Postel, Sandra, Water for Life, Guest Editorial, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, March 2009.
  • Postel, Sandra. The Missing Piece: A Water Ethic, The American Prospect, Special Report: The Global Freshwater Crisis, June 2008.
  • Postel, Sandra. The Forgotten Infrastructure: Safeguarding Freshwater EcosystemsJournal of International Affairs, Spring-Summer 2008.
  • Postel, Sandra. In Harmony with Earth’s Water Cycle, in The Way We Will Be 50 Years from Today: 60 of the World’s Greatest Minds Share their Vision of the Next Half Century, Mike Wallace, ed., Thomas Nelson, 2008.
  • Postel, Sandra. Ecological Infrastructure: The Mounting Price and Risk of Neglect, IMPACT, publication of the American Water Resources Association, March 2008.
  • Postel, Sandra. China’s Unquenchable Thirst, World Watch, November/December 2007.
  • Postel, Sandra. Sharing the River Out of EdenNatural History, November 2007.
  • Postel, Sandra. How a White Dolphin Sounded a Global Alarm, Science & Spirit, July 2007.
  • Postel, Sandra. 2007. Aquatic Ecosystem Protection and Drinking Water Utilities, Journal AWWA 99:2 (February): 52-63.
  • Postel, Sandra, 2006. To Save a Sturgeon, The Nature Conservancy.
  • Diamond, J.M. et al. 2006. Amici Curiae Scientists Brief, submitted to U.S. Supreme Court in Rapanos and Carabell cases (January 12).
  • Postel, S. L. 2006. For Our Thirsty World, Efficiency or Else (book review), Science 313:1046-1047.
  • Postel, Sandra. 2005. From the Headwaters to the Sea: The Critical Need to Protect Freshwater Ecosystems. Environment (December).
  • Postel, Sandra. 2005. Thirst and Abundance in the Twenty-First Century: The Politics of Water. Spoken Words: Notable Speeches and Remarks, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts.
  • Postel, Sandra. 2005. Nature’s Squeeze – Man’s Response: Distinctions Between Natural and Not-So-Natural Disasters. Christian Science Monitor, (September 7).
  • Postel, Sandra. 2005. Liquid Assets: The Critical Need to Safeguard Freshwater Ecosystems, (Washington, D.C.: Worldwatch Institute).
  • Postel, Sandra and Barton H. Thompson, Jr. 2005. Watershed Protection: Capturing the Benefits of Nature’s Water Supply Services. Natural Resources Forum (May).
  • Postel, Sandra and Amy Vickers. 2004. Boosting Water Productivity. Pages 46-65 in Worldwatch Institute, State of the World 2004 (New York: W.W. Norton).
  • Postel, S. 2004. Freshwater Quality, Use, and Protection, In The ECO Guide to Making a Difference (Washington, D.C.: Island Press).
  • Richter, Brian and Sandra Postel. 2004. Saving the Earth’s Rivers. Issues in Science and Technology (Spring).
  • Postel, Sandra. 2003. Give Rivers Room to Heal. Christian Science Monitor (November 20).
  • Postel, Sandra. 2003. Hydro Dynamics. Natural History (May).
  • Postel, Sandra. 2003. Securing Water for People, Crops, and Ecosystems: New Mindset and New Priorities. Natural Resources Forum (May).
  • Postel, S. 2001. Troubled Waters. In E.O. Wilson and B. Bilger, eds. Best American Science and Nature Writing (Houghton Mifflin).
  • Postel, Sandra and Aaron Wolf. 2001. Dehydrating Conflict. Foreign Policy (Sept-October).
  • Postel, Sandra. 2001. Growing More Food with Less Water. Scientific American (February).
  • Postel, S.L., P. Polak, F. Gonzales, and J. Keller. 2001. Drip Irrigation for Small Farmers: A New Initiative to Alleviate Hunger and Poverty. Water International Vol. 26, No. 1: 3-13.
  • Postel, Sandra. 2000. Entering an Era of Water Scarcity: The Challenges Ahead. Ecological Applications 10 (4): 941-948.
  • Postel, Sandra L. 1998. Water for Food Production: Will There Be Enough in 2025? BioScience (August).
  • Postel, S. L., J I. Morrison, and P.H. Gleick, 1998. Reallocating Fresh Water to Aquatic Ecosystems: The Case of the Colorado River Delta. Water International (September).
  • Postel, S. and S. Carpenter. 1997. Freshwater Ecosystem Services. In G. C. Daily, ed., Nature’s Services: Societal Dependence on Natural Ecosystems (Washington, D.C.: Island Press).
  • Postel, S. 1997. Dividing the Waters. Technology Review (April).
  • Postel, S., G. C. Daily, and P. R. Ehrlich. 1996. Human Appropriation of Renewable Fresh Water. Science 271 (February 9): 785-788.
  • Postel, S. 1996. Dividing the Waters: Food Security, Ecosystem Health, and the New Politics of Scarcity (Washington, D.C.: Worldwatch Institute).
  • Postel, S. 1995. Where Have All the Rivers Gone? World Watch (May-June).
  • Postel, S. 1994. Carrying Capacity: Earth’s Bottom Line, Challenge (March-April).
  • Postel, S. 1993. Water and Agriculture, in P. H. Gleick, ed., Water in Crisis: A Guide to the World’s Fresh Water Resources (Oxford: Oxford University Press).
  • Postel S. 1992. Denial in the Decisive Decade, in Lester R. Brown et al., State of the World 1992 (New York: W.W. Norton).
  • Postel, S. 1989. Water for Agriculture: Facing the Limits (Washington, D.C.: Worldwatch Institute).
  • Postel, S. 1985. Conserving Water: The Untapped Alternative (Washington, D.C.: Worldwatch Institute). .
  • Postel, S. 1985. Thirsty in a Water-Rich World, International Wildlife (November/December).
  • Postel, S. 1984. Water: Rethinking Management in an Age of Scarcity (Washington, D.C.: Worldwatch Institute).

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