Water wars: drought, flood, folly, and the politics of thirst
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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Introduction SWEET WATER
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Water Wars: Drought, Flood, Folly, and the Politics of Thirst
Diane Raines Ward
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