Living with Water Scarcity

by David Zetland

Do you worry that there is not enough water for people, the economy and environment? Do you wonder if the water in our taps and rivers is safe or polluted? Do you want to know if farmers waste water, utilities charge too much, or bottled water destroys ecosystems? You're not alone in asking questions. The headlines say "drought, pollution, conflict and insecurity," but the stories offer few solutions.

Living with Water Scarcity clarifies the connections among personal and social water flows in an accessible style. It describes the origins and costs of water scarcity and explains how to address it with fair and pragmatic policies. You and your community can live with water scarcity -- just manage water as the precious resource it is.

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Table of Contents:
The rise of scarcity
Part I: Water for me or you
  1     Water as a commodity
  2     Water on tap (11 min video mp3)
  3     Water for profit (13 min video mp3)
  4     Recycled water
  5     Food and water (12 min video mp3)
Part II: Water for us
  6     Water for the community
  7     A human right to water
  8     Pipes, canals and dams
  9     Water wars
  10    Environmental flows (9 min video mp3)
From afterword to forward
A few words of thanks

Aguanomics Press (2014)
ISBN: 978-0615932187
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