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The No-Nonsense Guide to Water

The No-Nonsense Guide to Water    
Format Softcover
Catalogue No. 1-896357-92-X
Pages 144
Language English only
Price $16.00
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Written by Maggie Black.
Published in Canada in association with New Internationalist Publications™ Ltd. by Between the Lines, 2004.


Water Wars: Privatization, Pollution, and Profit: without it, humans cannot survive for more than a few days. And yet this precious fluid is increasingly politicized as the debates about the world's water supply gain force.

Who owns water? Who pays for the pumps and pipelines--and the leaks? What does it mean to local cultures and economies? The control and ownership of water itself, and of the many organizations which govern its use, are increasingly the focus of international concern. This guide explores the many roles water plays in human life--in history, health, transport, recreation, rituals, economic systems, and politics.

The author shows clearly how water is distributed and by what technologies; she explains irrigation, agriculture and land use, and the effect of the profit motive when water becomes a commodity. Readers will learn why the defence of water rights in communities across the world is set to become explosive.

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