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Water Wars

Drought, Flood, Folly and the Politics of Thirst

Diane Raines Ward - Author

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ISBN 9781573229951 | 320 pages | 03 Jun 2003 | Riverhead | 5.15 x 8.03in | Adult
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Every day, we hear alarming news about droughts, pollution, population growth, and climate change-which threaten to make water, even more than oil, the cause of war within our lifetime. Diane Raines Ward reaches beyond the headlines to illuminate our most vexing problems and tells the stories of those working to solve them: hydrologists, politicians, engineers, and everyday people. Based on ten years of research spanning five continents, Water Wars offers fresh insight into a subject to which our fate is inextricably bound.

Water Wars Introduction
Sweet Water

Chapter 1
Hold Back the Sea
Climate Shock and Rising Waters

Chapter 2
A Sin of Scale
The Great Projects

Chapter 3
A Thousand Valleys
River Basins and Utopian Dreams

Chapter 4
Dry, Drier, Driest
Greening the Desert

Chapter 5
Predicaments
Power and Water

Chapter 6
Raging Rivers
Living in Floodplains

Chapter 7
The Wars

Chapter 8
Praying for Rain

Epilogue
The Everglades

Notes
Glossary and Abbreviations
Selected Bibliography by Subject
Acknowledgments
Index

An engaging story...[with] plenty to inspire and alarm. (Business Week)

A wonderful book [with] splendid insight. (Environmental News)

Important [and] impressive. (Ottawa Citizen)


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