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Aqua Shock: The Water Crisis in America

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

America's Dwindling Resource

"We must shift from business as usual to a plan of action to save out environment. As Aqua Shock details, that means water conservation, recycling, reuse, and rethinking how and where we use water today. We can do it, but time is not on our side. We must act now before it's too late."

Lester Brown, President, Earth Policy Institute

"Susan J. Marks brings to our attention the dire straits that America faces and will continue to face because of water shortages and pollution of existing sources. It is time that the American public awoke to these conditions and took steps, however costly, to change them. Aqua Shock helps achieve this goal."

Joel A. Tarr, Richard S. Caliguiri Universtiy Professor of History and Policy, Carnegie Mellon University

"With Aqua Shock, Susan J. Marks has delivered a highly readable and tremendously informative account of what she quite rightly calls America's water crisis. Marks not only spells out in rich detail how and why we as a country find ourselves in the present predicament, but also how we can emerge from it and satisfy our thirst for water in a safe and sane manner."

Ronald F. Poltak, 2006 EPA Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, and Executive Director, New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission

Water is the new oil—a precious and diminishing natural resource, one ultimately far more important and far less replaceable. Aqua Shock is a lucid examination of how America arrived at this crisis point. Susan J. Marks focuses on the most pressing issues: who controls the water, what risks loom, and how we can preserve and protect our most undervalued resource.

Book News Annotation:

Like oil, water has become a commodity being fought over. Drawing on her reporting on the situation in Colorado and other water-parched areas, Marks (a journalist formerly with The Denver Post) presents a good introduction to the issues involved in current/looming water shortages, battles over water rights in the U.S., and the roles of government and conservation in resource management. The book includes water facts, accounts of state battles over water issues, information sources, a glossary, and illustrations. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

The lack of water is no longer just a problem in the arid West. Drought, contaminated groundwater, overuse, and more have affected water supplies from Massachusetts to California, from Georgia to Wisconsin.

Aqua Shock is a clear-eyed, objective look at how we arrived at this crisis point. Find out what's happening to America's shrinking water supply: the problems, the players, the complexities, and the possible solutions.

Award-winning journalist Susan Marks uses real-life conflicts to show how the battle for water is being fought every day everywhere. She draws on interviews with water experts, research from universities and think tanks, and studies from national and international governmental organizations.

Synopsis:

The Future of Fresh Water

Aqua Shock

"Aqua Shock confronts an unfortunately little-known fact—the U.S. is in the midst of a water crisis. This is not an issue that can be ignored. Americans need to resd this book"

Kristine Stratton, Executive Director, Waterkeeper Alliance

Once believed to be a problem only in the western United States, water shortages are now an issue coast to coast, from New England to California. Susan J. Marks bases her comprehensive analysis on the current water conflicts being fought over land, in local government agencies, and in the courtroom. She presents the findings of university studies, think tanks, and research groups and the opinions of water experts including Peter Gleick, president of the Pacific Institure for Studies in Development, Enviroment, and Security. There can be no doubt, she concludes, that fresh water in the United States is a fragile and diminishing resouce and its future depends on smart, careful panning now.

Synopsis:

An objective look at America's rapidly shrinking water supply

Once believed to be a problem limited to America's southwest, water shortages are now an issue coast to coast, from New England to California. In Aqua Shock: The Water Crisis in America, author Susan J. Marks provides a comprehensive analysis of the current conflicts being waged over dwindling water supplies. She presents the findings of university studies, think tanks, and research groups, as well as the opinions of water experts, including Peter Gleick, president of the Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security. The book

  • Explains where our water comes from and who controls it, as well as the cost of water on cash, commodities, and capitalism
  • Describes the risks of running out of water
  • Details how we can preserve and protect our most precious, yet most undervalued natural resource

Right now, battles over water supplies rage across the country. Aqua Shock is an objective look at how we arrived at this crisis point and what we can do-and should be doing-to solve the water crisis in America.

About the Author

Susan J. Marks is an award-winning journalist and author. She spent more than a dozen years at the Denver Post, primarily as Sunday business editor and special projects editor/business. She has also written for BusinessWeek, the Los Angeles Times, Forbes, Woman’s World, ColoradoBiz, and the United Communications Group. Her work has received awards and recognition from local, regional, and national organizations, including Gannett, the Colorado Press Association, and the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. She lives in Denver.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

1 Liquid Gold.

2 Where Our Water Comes From: A Global Perspective.

3 The Disappearing Act.

4 Danger! Safe Water at Risk.

5 On Governing Water.

6 America's Water Gods.

7 The Cost of Water: Cash, Commodities, and Capitalism.

8 Can Our Water Be Saved?

Glossary.

Recommended Resources.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781576603321
Subtitle:
Water in Crisis
Author:
Marks, Susan J
Author:
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Bloomberg Press
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Development - Sustainable Development
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Water-supply -- United States.
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Water resources development -- United States.
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Natural Resources
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Copyright:
Series:
Bloomberg
Series Volume:
41
Publication Date:
20091014
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
226
Dimensions:
9.24x6.30x.84 in. 1.16 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The lack of water is no longer just a problem in the arid West. Drought, contaminated groundwater, overuse, and more have affected water supplies from Massachusetts to California, from Georgia to Wisconsin.

Aqua Shock is a clear-eyed, objective look at how we arrived at this crisis point. Find out what's happening to America's shrinking water supply: the problems, the players, the complexities, and the possible solutions.

Award-winning journalist Susan Marks uses real-life conflicts to show how the battle for water is being fought every day everywhere. She draws on interviews with water experts, research from universities and think tanks, and studies from national and international governmental organizations.

"Synopsis" by , The Future of Fresh Water

Aqua Shock

"Aqua Shock confronts an unfortunately little-known fact—the U.S. is in the midst of a water crisis. This is not an issue that can be ignored. Americans need to resd this book"

Kristine Stratton, Executive Director, Waterkeeper Alliance

Once believed to be a problem only in the western United States, water shortages are now an issue coast to coast, from New England to California. Susan J. Marks bases her comprehensive analysis on the current water conflicts being fought over land, in local government agencies, and in the courtroom. She presents the findings of university studies, think tanks, and research groups and the opinions of water experts including Peter Gleick, president of the Pacific Institure for Studies in Development, Enviroment, and Security. There can be no doubt, she concludes, that fresh water in the United States is a fragile and diminishing resouce and its future depends on smart, careful panning now.

"Synopsis" by , An objective look at America's rapidly shrinking water supply

Once believed to be a problem limited to America's southwest, water shortages are now an issue coast to coast, from New England to California. In Aqua Shock: The Water Crisis in America, author Susan J. Marks provides a comprehensive analysis of the current conflicts being waged over dwindling water supplies. She presents the findings of university studies, think tanks, and research groups, as well as the opinions of water experts, including Peter Gleick, president of the Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security. The book

  • Explains where our water comes from and who controls it, as well as the cost of water on cash, commodities, and capitalism
  • Describes the risks of running out of water
  • Details how we can preserve and protect our most precious, yet most undervalued natural resource

Right now, battles over water supplies rage across the country. Aqua Shock is an objective look at how we arrived at this crisis point and what we can do-and should be doing-to solve the water crisis in America.

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