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Overtapped Oasis: Reform or Revolution for Western Water

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Publisher Comments:

Overtapped Oasis analyzes the West's water allocation system from top to bottom and offers dozens of revolutionary proposals for increased efficiency and policy reform. Marc Reisner and Sarah Bates argue that the West's underlying problem is not a shortage of water but the inefficient use of it, a problem caused by a bewildering tangle of federal subsidy programs, restrictive state water codes, anachronistic irrigation practices and - perhaps most important - resistance to reform.

Book News Annotation:

Guidelines for designing solutions that will sustain long-term growth without threatening the West's environment.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 181-184) and index.

About the Author

Marc Reisner is a consultant on water issues.

Sarah Bates is a law associate at the Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund in San Francisco.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780933280755
With:
Bates, Sarah F.
Publisher:
Island Press
Author:
Van de Wetering, Sarah Bates
Author:
Bates, Sarah F.
Author:
Reisner, Marc
Location:
Washington, D.C. :
Subject:
Rivers
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Water-supply
Subject:
Water resources development
Subject:
Water conservation
Subject:
Water conservation -- Government policy -- West (U.S.)
Subject:
Water-supply -- Government policy -- West (U.S.)
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
1
Series Volume:
141
Publication Date:
19900201
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
eng
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
212
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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