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Water Supply

  • Adaptation and Resilienceby Bonnie G. Colby; George B. Frisvold

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 105.00

    In America?s arid southwest, climate change will occur in the context of already-keen competition for water for agriculture, urban growth, electricity generation, water-based recreation, and environmental protections. This book explores the challenges that climate change and variability pose for water and energy managers and users, communities, and... more...

  • Addressing China's Water Scarcityby Jian Xie

    World Bank Publications 2008; US$ 24.99

    China faces a major challenge in managing its scarce water resources to sustain economic growth in the years ahead. This report provides an overview of China's water scarcity situation, assesses the policy and institutional requirements for addressing it, and recommends key areas for strengthening and reform. The issues covered in the report are... more...

  • Ancient Water Technologiesby L. Mays

    Springer 2010; US$ 159.00

    There is no more fundamental resource than water. The basis of all life, water is fast becoming a key issue in today's world, as well as a source of conflict. This fascinating book, which sets out many of the ingenious methods by which ancient societies gathered, transported and stored water, is a timely publication as overextraction and profligacy... more...

  • The Big Thirstby Charles Fishman

    Free Press 2011; US$ 17.00

    The water coming out of your kitchen tap is four billion years old and might well have been sipped by a Tyrannosaurus rex . Rather than only three states of water?liquid, ice, and vapor?there is a fourth, ?molecular water,? fused into rock 400 miles deep in the Earth, and that?s where most of the planet?s water is found. Unlike most precious resources,... more...

  • Blue Covenantby Maude Barlow

    McClelland & Stewart 2009; US$ 19.99

    An Inconvenient Truth of water. ?Imagine a world in twenty years, in which no substantive progress has been made to provide basic wastewater service in the Third World, or to force industry and industrial agriculture production to stop polluting water systems, or to curb the mass movement of water by pipeline, tanker and other diversion, which will... more...

  • Blue Covenantby Maude Barlow

    New Press, The 2009; US$ 16.95

    In a book hailed by Publishers Weekly as a “passionate plea for access to water activism,? Blue Covenant addresses an environmental crisis that—together with global warming—poses one of the gravest threats to our survival. How did the world?s most vital resource become imperiled? And what must we do to pull back from the brink? In “stark... more...

  • Blue Goldby Maude Barlow; Tony Clarke

    McClelland & Stewart 2010; US$ 24.99

    In this international bestseller, currently available in more than a dozen countries, Maude Barlow and Tony Clarke describe the real and worsening global water crisis, and reveal the plans of transnational corporations to profit from it. The authors present both a compelling case and a practical plan for fighting back against the corporate takeover... more...

  • Blue Revolutionby Cynthia Barnett

    Beacon Press 2011; US$ 26.95

    Americans see water as abundant and cheap: we turn on the faucet and out it gushes, for less than a penny a gallon. We use more water than any other culture in the world, much to quench what?s now our largest crop?the lawn. Yet most Americans cannot name the river or aquifer that flows to our taps, irrigates our food, and produces our electricity.... more...

  • Cadillac Desertby Marc Reisner

    Penguin Group US 1993; US$ 18.00

    "Beautifully written and meticulously researched."? St. Louis Post-Dispatch . This updated study of the economics, politics, and ecology of water covers more than a century of public and private desert reclamation in the American West. more...

  • Corporate Water Strategiesby William Sarni

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 95.00

    In the past businesses have viewed water as a minimal operational cost and not a strategic issue. However, water has now emerged as a critical issue for both corporations and the public sector in response to increased water demand, climatic risks and potentially negative impacts on brand value. This innovative book provides up to date information... more...