Water wars: drought, flood, folly, and the politics of thirst

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Riverhead Books, Jun 3, 2003 - Nature - 307 pages
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Every day, we hear alarming news about droughts, pollution, population growth, and climate change-which threaten to make water, even more than oil, the cause of war within our lifetime. Diane Raines Ward reaches beyond the headlines to illuminate our most vexing problems and tells the stories of those working to solve them: hydrologists, politicians, engineers, and everyday people. Based on ten years of research spanning five continents, Water Wars offers fresh insight into a subject to which our fate is inextricably bound.

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Review: Water Wars: Drought, Flood, and the Politics of Thirst

User Review  - Andy - Goodreads

More about water but the interesting thing, at least for me, is that Ms Ward did not rehash many of the well know battles - Cochabamba, bottled water, French multi-nationals, etc. The stories are all ... Read full review

Review: Water Wars: Drought, Flood, and the Politics of Thirst

User Review  - Chris - Goodreads

A quite interesting and well-written piece of nonfiction, I read this before the global warming thing really came to be in focus. Much of the information presented here about the use of water for ... Read full review


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Diane Raines Ward is a journalist whose work has appeared in Smithsonian, Newsweek, Connoisseur, and International Wildlife. She and her husband, Geoffrey C. Ward, co-wrote the book Tiger-Wallahs: Encounters with the Men Who Tried to Save the Greatest of the Great Cats. Together they run a nonprofit organization dedicated to conservation efforts in India.

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