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Water Matters: Why We Need to ACT Now to Save Our Most Critical Resource

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Publisher Comments:

Who controls our water resources and how much water do we have left? Can we enact meaningful changes in our personal lives, our policies and our laws to protect our remaining freshwater reserves? Can we learn to share water equitably with each other and the planet?

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In this collection, some of the world's leading writers, activists, photographers, and artists have come together to answer those questions and put us on a path for change. Water Matters: Why We Need to Act Now to Save Our Most Critical Resource is a call to action and a solution-focused guide to solving our global water crisis. Authors take on both the good and the badand#151;the impact of climate change on water resources, the threat of privatization, and the challenge of thirsty agriculture, as well as a growing grassroots water justice movement, tools for watershed literacy, and success stories in conservation and efficiency.

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Water Matters is a book that will make you pause for a moment to remember the life-sustaining value of water in our daily lives, and then inspire you to do everything you can to preserve and protect our threatened water resources.

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Contributors include: Maude Barlow, Cynthia Barnett, Jeff Conant, Brock Dolman, Paula Garcia, Wenonah Hauter, Barbara Kingsolver, Jacques Leslie, Tara Lohan, Kelle Louaillier, Bill McKibben, Sandra Postel, Christina Roessler, Tina Rosenberg, Elizabeth Royte, Eleanor Sterling, Erin Vintinner, and William Waterway.

Book News Annotation:

Seventeen essays describe the bottled water industry and agriculture's water practices, review the history of dams and America's water supply infrastructure, and lobby for the global water justice movement. The editor, who writes for AlterNet, adds color diagrams illustrating conflicts over water, diseases spread through water, and drinking water supplies in different countries. Color photographs of water bodies and art pieces from a New York exhibition are provided. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

In this collection, some of the world's leading writers, activists, photographers, and artists have come together to answer those questions and put us on a path for change. Water Matters: Why We Need to Act Now to Save Our Most Critical Resource is a call to action and a solution-focused guide to solving our global water crisis. Authors take on both the good and the bad--the impact of climate change on water resources, the threat of privatization, and the challenge of thirsty agriculture, as well as a growing grassroots water justice movement, tools for watershed literacy, and success stories in conservation and efficiency.

About the Author

Based in San Francisco, California, Tara Lohan is a senior editor at AlterNet, heading the environment, food, and water special-coverage sections. She is editor of Water Consciousness from AlterNet Books. She has worked as a writer and editor on environmental and social justice issues for ten years, and holds a master's degreeand#160;in literary nonfiction from the University of Oregon and bachelor's degree in English and environmental studies from Middlebury College. Her worked has been published by The Nation, Mother Jones, Yes! Magazine, Change.org, and the Huffington Post.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780975272480
Publisher:
Alternet
Subject:
Natural Resources
Author:
Lohan, Tara
Subject:
Environmental Engineering-Water Supply
Edition Description:
2
Publication Date:
20101031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Four color throughout.
Pages:
232
Dimensions:
9 x 8 in

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Music » General
Engineering » Environmental Engineering » Water Supply
History and Social Science » Geography » General
History and Social Science » Geography » Water and Hydrology
Reference » Science Reference » Technology
Science and Mathematics » Biology » General
Science and Mathematics » Biology » Reference
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Air and Water
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Environment

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In this collection, some of the world's leading writers, activists, photographers, and artists have come together to answer those questions and put us on a path for change. Water Matters: Why We Need to Act Now to Save Our Most Critical Resource is a call to action and a solution-focused guide to solving our global water crisis. Authors take on both the good and the bad--the impact of climate change on water resources, the threat of privatization, and the challenge of thirsty agriculture, as well as a growing grassroots water justice movement, tools for watershed literacy, and success stories in conservation and efficiency.

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