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Water matters : why we need to act now to save our most critical resource

Author: Tara Lohan
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : AlterNet Books, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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?  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tara Lohan
ISBN: 9780975272480 0975272489
OCLC Number: 663822346
Description: 231 p. : ill. (some col.), col. map ; 23 cm.
Contents: Water is life / Barbara Kingsolver --
Poisoning the well / Bill McKibben --
Shortage in the land of plenty / Cynthia Barnett --
Hot spots --
Thinking outside the bottle / Kelle Louaillier --
The burden of thirst / Tina Rosenberg --
Industrial agriculture's big thirst / Wenonah Hauter --
Beyond public vs. private / Jeff Conant --
A short history of dams / Jacques Leslie --
Making water a human right / Maude Barlow --
Saving our water infrastructure / Elizabeth Royte --
Watershed literacy / Brock Dolman --
Acequias : water democracy in the U.S. / Paula Garcia --
Is conservation enough? / Christina Roessler --
Working with nature / Erin Vintinner, Eleanor Sterling --
Water in myth and religion / William Waterway --
Why we need a water ethic / Sandra Postel --
Afterword / Tara Lohan --
14 actions you can take to protect our water --
Take the water calculator quiz --
Water : H2O = life museum exhibit.
Responsibility: edited by Tara Lohan.
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