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Water Matters: Why We Need to Act Now to Save Our Most Critical Resource [Paperback]

Tara Lohan

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Book Description

3 May 2011
Who controls our water resources and how much water do we have left? Can we enact meaningful changes in our personal lives, our policies, and our laws to protect our remaining freshwater reserves? Can we learn to share water equitably with each other and the planet? In this collection, some of the world's leading writers, activists, photographers, and artists have come together to answer those questions and put us on a path for change. 'Water Matters: Why We Need to Act Now to Save Our Most Critical Resource' is a call to action and a solution-focused guide to solving our global water crisis. Authors take on both the good and the bad - the impact of climate change on water resources, the threat of privatization, and the challenge of thirsty agriculture, as well as a growing grassroots water justice movement, tools for watershed literacy, and success stories in conservation and efficiency. "Water Matters" is a book that will make you pause for a moment to remember the life-sustaining value of water in our daily lives, and then inspire you to do everything you can to preserve and protect our threatened water resources. Contributors include: Maude Barlow, Cynthia Barnett, Jeff Conant, Brock Dolman, Paula Garcia, Wenonah Hauter, Barbara Kingsolver, Jacques Leslie, Tara Lohan, Kelle Louaillier, Bill McKibben, Sandra Postel, Christina Roessler, Tina Rosenberg, Elizabeth Royte, Eleanor Sterling, Erin Vintinner, and William Waterway.

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  • Paperback: 232 pages
  • Publisher: AlterNet Books; 2 edition (3 May 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0975272489
  • ISBN-13: 978-0975272480
  • Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 20.1 x 1.5 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,155,425 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Based in San Francisco, California, Tara Lohan is a Senior Editor at AlterNet and heads up the environment, food, and water special coverage sections. She is the editor of Water Consciousness from AlterNet Books. Her work has been published by The Nation, Mother Jones, Yes! Magazine, Change.org, and the Huffington Post.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Water, Water .... and not a drop to drink 2 May 2014
By Jean Perkins - Published on Amazon.com
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Well written. Very informative. Great background material for reports but organized and written in a way which presents this very important issue with factual information.
5.0 out of 5 stars Water Matters 9 Sep 2012
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It a must read for the times we live in. Read this book and be prepared for the time when the water runs out.
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