Aqua Shock: Water in Crisis (Bloomberg)

Aqua Shock: Water in Crisis (Bloomberg)

By: Susan J. Marks (author)Paperback

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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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About 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 for the business department. 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.


Acknowledgments ix Introduction 1 Chapter 1 Liquid Gold 7 Chapter 2 Where Our Water Comes From: A Global Perspective 31 Chapter 3 The Disappearing Act 59 Chapter 4 Danger! Safe Water at Risk 91 Chapter 5 On Governing Water 113 Chapter 6 America s Water Gods 139 Chapter 7 The Cost of Water: Cash, Commodities, and Capitalism 157 Chapter 8 Can Our Water Be Saved? 189 Epilogue 223 Glossary 229 Recommended Resources 235 About the Author 241 Index 243

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/04/2011
  • ISBN13: 9780470918067
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9780470918067
  • weight: 368
  • ISBN10: 0470918063

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