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Tapped Out: The Coming World Crisis in Water and What We Can Do about It

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Dr Paul Simon leads an impassioned plea for global awareness as the 21st century water challenge begins. He delivers evidence of an impending water catastrophe that will explode worldwide and proposes sound, long-term solutions to both governments and ordinary citizens.
Paperback, 198 pages
Published December 18th 2001 by Welcome Rain Publishers (first published September 1998)
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Greg
Jan 27, 2013 Greg rated it really liked it
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Seems like Simon really needed something to collect all of his gathered statistics and projections within, and this book serves the purpose. Though I believe in Simon's overall points and goals in creating the book, he is somewhat discredited since some of his projections made @ 10 years ago haven't necessarily come true, at least in his projected timelines. Other grim projections still set in the future are made a bit questionable. But it's an overall good survey of water conservation and ...more
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Apr 03, 2011 Rachel rated it really liked it
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A good quick read - an overview of current and future water quality and quantity issues written for those of us who are not environmental scientists. Written by a former US Senator, it's filled with interesting anecdotes about traveling around the world. One drawback - it was written in 1998 - although it is interesting to revisit our view of the international community over ten years ago. The problems remain mostly unchanged unfortunately.
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Paul Martin Simon was an American politician from Illinois. He served in the United States House of Representatives and in United States Senate. He unsuccessfully ran for the 1988 Democratic presidential nomination.

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