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Unquenchable: America's Water Crisis and What to Do about It

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In the middle of the Mojave Desert, Las Vegas casinos use billions of gallons of water for fountains, pirate lagoons, wave machines, and indoor canals. Meanwhile, the town of Orme, Tennessee, must truck in water from Alabama because it has literally run out.

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Robert Glennon captures the ironyandmdash;and tragedyandmdash;of Americaandrsquo;s water crisis in a book that is both frightening and wickedly comical. From manufactured snow for tourists in Atlanta to trillions of gallons of water flushed down the toilet each year, Unquenchable reveals the heady extravagances and everyday inefficiencies that are sucking the nation dry.

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The looming catastrophe remains hidden as government diverts supplies from one area to another to keep water flowing from the tap. But sooner rather than later, the shell game has to end. And when it does, shortages will threaten not only the environment, but every aspect of American life: we face shuttered power plants and jobless workers, decimated fi sheries and contaminated drinking water.

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We canandrsquo;t engineer our way out of the problem, either with traditional fixes or zany schemes to tow icebergs from Alaska. In fact, new demands for water, particularly the enormous supply needed for ethanol and energy production, will only worsen the crisis. America must make hard choicesandmdash;and Glennonandrsquo;s answers are fittingly provocative. He proposes market-based solutions that value water as both a commodity and a fundamental human right.

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One truth runs throughout Unquenchable: only when we recognize waterandrsquo;s worth will we begin to conserve it.

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From the author of Water Follies, Robert Glennon captures the ironyand#8212;and tragedyand#8212;of Americaand#8217;s water crisis in a book that is both frightening and wickedly comical. From manufactured snow for tourists in Atlanta to trillions of gallons of water flushed down the toilet each year, Unquenchable reveals the heady extravagances and everyday inefficiencies that are sucking the nation dry.

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Robert Glennon, author of Wat

About the Author

Robert Glennon is the Morris K. Udall Professor of Law and Public Policy in the Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona. He is the author of many articles and books, including the acclaimed Water Follies: Groundwater Pumping and the Fate of Americaand#8217;s Fresh Waters.

Table of Contents

Introduction

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PART I. The Crisis

Chapter 1. Atlantaand#8217;s Prayer for Water

Chapter 2. Wealth and the Culture of Water Consumption

Chapter 3. Our Thirst for Energy

Chapter 4. Fouling Our Own Nests

Chapter 5. The Crisis Masked

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PART II. Real and Surreal Solutions

Chapter 6. Business as Usual

Chapter 7. Water Alchemists

Chapter 8. The Ancient Marinerand#8217;s Lament

Chapter 9. Shall We Drink Pee?

Chapter 10. Creative Conservation

Chapter 11. Water Harvesting

Chapter 12. Mooreand#8217;s Law

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PART III. A New Approach

Chapter 13. The Enigma of the Water Closet

Chapter 14. The Diamond-Water Paradox

Chapter 15. The Steel Deal

Chapter 16. Privatization of Water

Chapter 17. Take the Money and Run

Chapter 18. The Future of Farming

Chapter 19. Environmental Transfers

Chapter 20. The Buffaloand#8217;s Lament

Conclusion: A Blueprint for Reform

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Epilogue: The Salton Sea

Acknowledgments

List of Figures

Sources

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781597264365
Subtitle:
America's Water Crisis and What To Do About It
Author:
Glennon, Robert
Author:
Glennon, Robert Jerome
Publisher:
Island Press
Subject:
Water-supply
Subject:
Water consumption.
Subject:
Environmental - Water Supply
Subject:
Water-supply -- United States.
Subject:
Droughts -- United States.
Subject:
Natural Resources
Subject:
Environmental Studies-Environment
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1
Publication Date:
20090511
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
9 photos, 13 illustrations
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

Engineering » Environmental Engineering » Water Supply
History and Social Science » Geography » Water and Hydrology
Reference » Science Reference » Technology
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Environment
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » General

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From the author of Water Follies, Robert Glennon captures the ironyand#8212;and tragedyand#8212;of Americaand#8217;s water crisis in a book that is both frightening and wickedly comical. From manufactured snow for tourists in Atlanta to trillions of gallons of water flushed down the toilet each year, Unquenchable reveals the heady extravagances and everyday inefficiencies that are sucking the nation dry.
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