Dry Spring: The Coming Water Crisis of North America

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Raincoast Books, 2008 - Nature - 383 pages
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Between global warming and ever-increasing consumption, the world is fast running out of water. And while water's scarcity will challenge the success of North America’s fastest-growing regions, other areas of the continent will experience dramatic flooding.Dry Springlooks at how the coming water crisis will devastate communities unless urgent action is taken. In many areas, the damage has already begun. Author Chris Wood relates compelling stories of people all over the continent coping with new conditions: Okanagan orchardists facing an uncertain future; a Mexican fisherman on the now-dry Colorado River Delta, which has been reduced to desert because of upstream usage by the American West; a Las Vegas water cop who monitors excessive lawn watering; a New Brunswick couple fleeing their coastal house because of the encroaching ocean; and more. Wood also shows how practical solutions like xeriscaping, water “recycling,” and run-off containment can preserve water for future generations.

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User Review  - Gilesslade - Goodreads

Years ago while living in Southern California, I read a great book about America's wanton attitude towards its freshwater called Cadillac Desert. Chris Wood has advanced the theme into the 21st ... Read full review

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Southwestern water is going to go to Canada with climate change. If we conserve and use water differently, we can mitigate water shortage. One mistake is not to charge real costs for water. Read full review


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Journalist and former Maclean's editor CHRIS WOOD has written in the Globe and Mail, the Financial Post, the Walrus, thetyee.ca and more. He won two Gold National Magazine Awards for his work on water, co-authored Blockbusters and Trade Wars (shortlisted for the Donner Prize) and, with Beverley Wood, wrote the Sirius Mystery teen books, including The Golden Boy and DogStar.

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