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Whose Water Is It?: The Unquenchable Thirst of a Water-Hungry World

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Presents a collection of essays covering every aspect of the water supply crisis that is affecting the global population.
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published October 1st 2003 by National Geographic
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Vivek Agarwal
Dec 04, 2016 Vivek Agarwal rated it liked it
Great book with a lot of information,
Geo-political, strategic, usage and consumption and other patterns,

Water can become a serious global problem,
The author with his many essays tries to bring out main issues which are leading to this global crisis,

recommended reading
not very complicated,
Heather
Apr 05, 2015 Heather rated it really liked it
Most of the book was pretty interesting despite it being a bit out of date. then I got to the chapter talking about Alberta and the prairies and the stuff that was said made me laugh. The guy seemed so sure that the drought at that time would continue and things would get worse. If only he knew at that time what we know today. We have had some terribly wet years and then the horrible flooding in part of Alberta a couple years ago. It has been so completely opposite of drought conditions. so that ...more
Mckinley
Jul 31, 2015 Mckinley rated it liked it
A series of essay about water written by water experts (scientists, professors, water related industries and organizations). I don't think question in the title was answered. Instead it was used as entree to water issues of ownership, scarity, conflict and practices-prospects. Bit dates now.

See: Drinking Water a history by J Salzman
Patsy
Jan 18, 2009 Patsy rated it it was amazing
It is impressive that National Geographic has published such a collection of pointed essays on water issues. They discuss controversies with private water companies, and the importance of looking on water as a right not a commodity.
Lea
Aug 15, 2010 Lea rated it liked it
This book covers all the salient points about water, but it is an older book and in some ways it shows... I would really recommend "Unquenchable:America's Water Crisis" to anyone wanting to get into the world of water issues. Also, "The Big Necessity" is required reading on this subject.
Jennifer Boyce
Sep 16, 2012 Jennifer Boyce rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book! It was informative without being too technical or impossible to understand.
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a good introduction to water issues.
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