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Last Call at the Oasis: The Global Water Crisis and Where We Go from Here

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Less than 1 percent of the world’s water is fresh and potable—and no more will ever be available. Thanks to pollution, global warming, and population growth, water access is poised to become today’s most explosive global issue. This book, based on the film Last Call at the Oasis by Academy Award®–winning director Jessica Yu, offers insights into the coming water crisis fro ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published April 24th 2012 by PublicAffairs (first published March 13th 2012)
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Heathy
May 15, 2012 rated it liked it
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The book started out quite well. Each "chapter" is really a profile on a different water-related expert. It's an important subject matter & there were lots of helpful tips contained in this book, but some chapters were sooooo mind numbingly boring. I loved the chapter about Lynn Henning - actually, she deserves her own book because I would really enjoy hearing more of her first-hand accounts. But starting with the Arnold chapter, the book sta
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Jun 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
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I have not yet seen the documentary, but the book opens the discussion on a vital part of continued existence, drinkable water. We need, as a society to change our paradigm about storing, transporting and using fresh water. The book includes easy changes to make at home with minor adjustments on our part. These changes need to be made now before our fresh water supplies are no longer redeemable.
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More inspiring than depressing!
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Dec 22, 2012 rated it liked it
An important read on water, an endangered species. Some articles are more interesting than others, which are a bit dry and pedantic.
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Data rich but it was hard to stay interested. Watched the documentary after and I was more moved by watching it.
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