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Barnett, Cynthia, 1966-
Blue revolution : unmaking America's water crisis / Cynthia Barnett
Alternate Title Unmaking America's water crisis
Boston : Beacon Press, c2011
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  TD223 .B37 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Water-supply -- Government policy -- United States
Water-supply -- Case studies
Water resources development -- Moral and ethical aspects
Physical Description 286 p. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-267) and index
Contents The illusion of water abundance -- Reclamation to restoration -- The Netherlands : deluge, dams, and the Dutch miracle -- Powerful thirst -- Taproot of the crisis -- The water-industrial complex -- Singapore : of songbirds and sewage -- The big dipper -- The business of blue -- Australia : dry Down Under -- An American water ethic -- Local water
Summary Discusses concerns over fresh- and groundwater supplies in the early twenty-first century, examines the efforts of individuals, businesses, and governments to reduce water use, and describes technologies that improve the amount of water used for agricultural irrigation, the amount of money businesses can save by recycling air conditioning condensation, and related topics

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