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Dam nation : dispatches from the water underground

Author: Cleo Woelfle-Erskine; Laura Allen; July Oskar Cole
Publisher: Brooklyn, NY : Soft Skull Press, ©2007.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cleo Woelfle-Erskine; Laura Allen; July Oskar Cole
ISBN: 1932360808 9781932360806
OCLC Number: 124071266
Description: 321 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 x 18 cm
Contents: Foreword : how the west was damned / Jeffrey St. Clair --
Up shit creek and how we got there. Who needs dams? / Cleo Woelfle-Erskine ; The grit behind the dams : mega-dam projects that are mega-disasters (Pas Vasco, Spain, and James Bay, Canada) / Andrea del Moral --
Concrete colossus vs. the river dragon : impressions of a death match on the Long River (China) / Dragon Communicates Truth ; Drying up : the water privatization pandemic (Michigan, New Mexico, and Cochabamba, Bolivia) / Kari Lydersen and Cleo Woelfle-Erskine ; Inside the mother moon (Thailand) / Velcrow Ripper ; Two dams down : undamming the west, one river at a time (Klallam Nation, Washington State) / Cleo Woelfle-Erskine and Laura Allen --
Storming the sewers : how to disengage from the water grid. Reaping the rain (Tucson) / Andrea del Moral ; Cistern plans ; A Great Lakes rain garden (Michigan) / Alexis Levine ; Cesspools and cholera : the development of the modern sewer / Joaquin Ilem Uy ; The poop and pee revolution / Laura Allen ; The Greywater Guerrillas' ecological toilet plans ; Permacultura Lane : eco-living on the outskirts of Mexico City (Mexico) / Laura Allen ; Ecological sanitation addresses Africa's health crisis (Zimbabwe/Malawi) / Jeff Conant ; How the Greywater Guerrillas learned to plumb (Oakland) / Laura Allen and Cleo Woelfle-Erskine ; Grey gold / Laura Allen and Cleo Woelfle-Erskine ; Cold climate greywater systems in Urbana, Illinois (Illinois) / the Dishwater Deviants ; The Greywater Guerrillas' constructed wetland plans ; Greywater bueno (Albuquerque) / Peter Pumpkineater ; Plant aquaculture (Austin) / Scott Kellogg and Stacey Pettigrew ; The Greywater Guerrillas' pond plans ; Wasteland to wetland : the Arcata Marsh story (Arcata) / Laura Allen ; Tijuana's Ecoparque (Tijuana) / Cleo Woelfle-Erskine ; Wash your clothes with pedal power (Oakland/Albuquerque) / Laura Allen and Lu Seedhead ; Can Masdeu : el experimento rurbano (Barcelona) / Andrea del Moral --
On wetlands, wastelands, and watersheds. Blues for the bayou : responses to the destruction of Louisiana's coastal wetlands (Mississippi Delta) / Brian Azcona and Dan Etheridge ; Been fishin'? (Philadelphia) / Jill Benowitz ; Welcome to the Drylake Irrigation District : water and culture in the Klamath Basin (Klamath Nation/Oregon and Tulelake, California) / Cleo Woelfle-Erskine ; Secrets of the prairie (North Dakota) / Laura Allen ; Return to the Pak Moon and Rasi Salai Dam (Thailand) / John Morton ; Logjams, check dams, and the gift of foresight : restoration on native land (Tesuque Pueblo, Hopi, and the Klamath, Hupa, Karuk, Yurok, and Klallam Nations) / Cleo Woelfle-Erskine ; Remove the dams on the Kalmath River (Yurok Nation/California) / Howard McConnel ; Killing the Hopi waters (Hopi/Arizona) / Vernon Masayesva --
Appendix I : removal mechanisms in constructed wetlands --
Appendix II : wetland plants --
Appendix III : plumbing basics comic.
Responsibility: editors, Cleo Woelfle-Erskine, Laura Allen, July Oskar Cole ; illustrator, Annie Danger.

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