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

Front Cover
Riverhead Books, Jun 3, 2003 - Nature - 307 pages
1 Review
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.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

WATER WARS: Drought, Folly, and the Politics of Thirst

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A warning about the worldwide struggle to manage water resources in an era of growing demand and climactic instability.Droughts in Texas, irrigation problems in Wyoming, concerns about rising sea ... Read full review


Introduction SWEET WATER

11 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2003)

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.

Bibliographic information