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The Great Lakes are the largest collection of fresh surface water on earth, and more than 40 million Americans and Canadians live in their basin. Will we divert water from the Great Lakes, causing them to end up like Central Asia's Aral Sea, which has lost 90 percent of its surface area and 75 percent of its volume since 1960? Or will we come to see that unregulated water withdrawals are ultimately catastrophic?
 
Peter Annin writes a fast-paced account of the people and stories behind these upcoming battles. Destined to be the definitive story for the general public as well as policymakers, The Great Lakes Water Wars is a balanced, comprehensive look behind the scenes at the conflicts and compromises that are the past-and future-of this unique resource.

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Peter Annin writes a fast-paced account of the people and stories behind the upcoming battles of water rights. Destined to be the definitive story for the general public as well as policymakers, The Great Lakes Water Wars is a balanced, comprehensive look behind the scenes at the conflicts and compromises that are the past-and future-of this unique resource.

Synopsis:

Peter Annin writes a fast-paced account of the people and stories behind the upcoming battles of water rights. Destined to be the definitive story for the general public as well as policymakers, "The Great Lakes Water Wars" is a balanced, comprehensive look behind the scenes at the conflicts and compromises that are the past-and future-of this unique resource.

About the Author

A former correspondent with Newsweek magazine,Peter Annin is associate director of the Institutes forJournalism and Natural Resources.

Table of Contents

Author's Note

Prologue

 

PART I. Hope and Hopelessness

Chapter 1. To Have and Have Not--The Great Lakes and the global water picture

Chapter 2. The Aral Experiment--Are there lessons that the Great Lakes can learn from the Aral Sea's desiccation?

Chapter 3. Rising Temperatures, Falling Water?--Impacts of climate change on the Great Lakes watershed

Chapte 4. A History of Desire--Diversion fears prompt protective measures in the Great Lakes region

 

PART II. Battle Lines and Skirmishes

Chapter 5. Reversing a River--The conflicted history of the Chicago River diversion

Chapter 6. Long Lac and Ogoki--Two large diversions into the Great Lakes affect the entire Basin

Chapte 7. Pleasing Pleasant Prairie--A Wisconsin town's diversion permit prompts lingering questions

Chapte 8. Sacrificing Lowell--An Indiana community's request for Great Lakes water is denied

Chapter 9. Tapping Mud Creek--A consumptive use case tests the Great Lakes Charter

Chapter 10. Akron Gets the Nod--An Ohio town gets Great Lakes water and controversy follows

 

PART III. New Rules of Engagement

Chapter 11. The Nova Group and Annex 2001--An export idea sparks calls for more water controls

Chapter 12. Marching Toward A Compact--Pulling together a modern, binding water management accord

Chapter 13. Waukesha Worries--A Wisconsin suburb emerges as the next diversion battleground

Chapter 14. Who'll Win the War?--How future Great Lakes water tensions will be resolved

 

Epilogue: The Water Awakening

Product Details

ISBN:
9781597266376
Author:
Annin, Peter
Publisher:
Island Press
Subject:
Development - Sustainable Development
Subject:
Public Policy - Regional Planning
Subject:
Real Estate - General
Subject:
Public Policy
Subject:
Business-Manufacturing and Product Development
Subject:
Lakes & Ponds
Edition Description:
1
Publication Date:
20090825
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
figures, photos, maps
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Peter Annin writes a fast-paced account of the people and stories behind the upcoming battles of water rights. Destined to be the definitive story for the general public as well as policymakers, The Great Lakes Water Wars is a balanced, comprehensive look behind the scenes at the conflicts and compromises that are the past-and future-of this unique resource.
"Synopsis" by , Peter Annin writes a fast-paced account of the people and stories behind the upcoming battles of water rights. Destined to be the definitive story for the general public as well as policymakers, "The Great Lakes Water Wars" is a balanced, comprehensive look behind the scenes at the conflicts and compromises that are the past-and future-of this unique resource.
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