The Great Lakes Water Wars
A two-page map of the Great Lakes Basin, the book’s frontispiece, reveals that the watershed extends a hundred miles from the shoreline in some places while the narrowest buffer of a few ...more
In this very informative book you will learn all about how that Great Lakes hangs in the balance of water use and diversions. In The Great Lakes Water Wars by Peter Annin you will learn all about the history surrounding the laws that protect The Great Lakes. The first major event that you learn about is the Aral Sea disaster which is where you’ll learn all about what happened to the Aral Sea. The second major event explained in this book is the Chicago Diversion which involves ...more
This book is great because it set the record straight. I had heard by rumor that the Great Lakes had dropped feet in lake level, on ...more
Interesting book that talks about the history of water/watershed management within the Great Lakes basin, and how it led up to the creation of the Great Lakes Compact. Good information but it can get dry and boring in some parts, as it moves rather slowly in my opinion.
But very good information and things to think about, including:
-The reversal of the Chicago River is triumphed out to be such a great victory for ...more
Peter Annin is the director of the Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation at Northland College and, to be frank, appears to be one of the most knowledgeable water-policy experts in the great lakes. The book is thoroughly academic, almost to the point where it can be mapped out as a thesis or dissertation. Annin works diligently to explain why early political developments remain important decades later and to show how ...more
Annin dives into case studies like that of the Aral Sea while discussing ways water serves communities. Complicated by the emergence of global warming, and the ...more
The author interviewed ...more
The Great Lakes Water Wars was well researched and informative. Author Peter Annin does a great and fair job presenting the many sides of the question of how to best protect the Great Lakes. An increasingly important issue as western states continue to suffer through the worst drought in decades (and maybe centuries) – it is only a matter of time before the politicians and corporate interest in those regions again look to the Great Lakes as the solution to their failed water practices. If you...more
Since I'm a Great Lakes environmental activist I was aware of many of the issues in the book so learned more about how all the Great Lakes states and provinces interact. The information is presented objectively and provides resources for follow up or greater research.
If you're interested in this book, I own a copy ...more
But what I found is that this book is truly a good read in its own right. Well written, well researched, well referenced, it was a breeze to get through, and left me feeling informed and armed with ways to get ...more