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

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Mankind has always taken water for granted. For the first time, we must face a new reality: Not only is this precious resource not inexhaustible, it's already so scarce that great swaths of our planet are under serious threat. Asia's Aral Sea, once one of the largest inland bodies of water, is now a salty desert; 90 percent of California's wetlands have vanished; the once- ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published October 1st 2004 by National Geographic (first published October 1st 2003)
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Heather
Apr 03, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Most of the book was pretty interesting despite it being a bit out of date.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
Vivek Agarwal
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,
Mckinley
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 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Mar 25, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Frank Pond
Dec 10, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very Plausible!
Jennifer Boyce
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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