By Susan J. Marks
An goal examine America's quickly shrinking water supplyOnce believed to be an issue restricted to America's southwest, water shortages are actually a subject coast to coast, from New England to California. In Aqua surprise: The Water hindrance in the United States, writer Susan J. Marks presents a complete research of the present conflicts being waged over dwindling water provides. She offers the findings of collage stories, imagine tanks, and study teams, in addition to the reviews of water specialists, together with Peter Gleick, president of the Pacific Institute for reports in improvement, atmosphere, and safety. The bookExplains the place our water comes from and who controls it, in addition to the price of water on money, commodities, and capitalismDescribes the dangers of operating out of waterDetails how we will be able to look after and defend our most dear, but such a lot undervalued normal resourceRight now, battles over water offers rage around the state. Aqua surprise is an goal examine how we arrived at this drawback aspect and what we will do-and might be doing-to remedy the water quandary in the US.
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15 • Arnold Schwarzenegger, then governor of California, declared a state of emergency in February 2009, to help the state cope with three consecutive years of drought. According to estimates, the cost of drought at that time amounted to up to $644 million16 and it’s not over yet. indd 14 2/18/11 7:43:26 AM L IQ U ID GO L D 15 The Farm Connection What if you don’t live in any of those “drought” states, on Lake Superior, in Georgia or in Alaska, or any other area with water problems? Water issues in the Midwest, the Southeast, California, and beyond affect you, too.
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