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Unquenchable : America's water crisis and what to do about it

Author: Robert Jerome Glennon
Publisher: Washington, DC : Island Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Deep in the Mojave Desert sits Las Vegas where a torrent of water flows freely in massive fountains, pirate lagoons, wave machines, and casinos. Meanwhile, across the country in places that are not particularly dry or hot, communities, farmers, and factories are struggling to find water, and even running out altogether. From the Vegas Strip to faux snow in Atlanta, from our supersized bathrooms to mega-farms, from  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Jerome Glennon
ISBN: 9781597264365 1597264369 9781597268165 159726816X
OCLC Number: 262787447
Description: xii, 414 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. The crisis. Atlanta's prayer for water ; Wealth and the culture of water consumption ; Our thirst for energy ; Fouling our own nests ; The crisis masked --
pt. 2. Real and surreal solutions. Business as usual ; Water alchemists ; The ancient mariner's lament ; Shall we drink pee? ; Creative conservation ; Water harvesting ; Moore's law --
pt. 3. A new approach. The enigma of the water closet ; The diamond-water paradox ; The steel deal ; Privatization of water ; Take the money and run ; The future of farming ; Environmental transfers ; The buffalo's lament ; Conclusion : A blue print for reform --
Epilogue : The Salton Sea.
Responsibility: Robert Glennon.

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In the middle of the Mojave Desert, Las Vegas casinos use billions of gallons of water for fountains, pirate lagoons, wave machines, and indoor canals. Meanwhile, the town of Orme, Tennessee, must  Read more...

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"Robert Glennon is a leading-edge legal scholar and passionate water advocate whose thinking is central to an intense debate on the path forward to a water-secure world. I heartily recommend his Read more...

 
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