The Great Lakes Water Wars / Edition 2

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Overview

The Great Lakes are one of the world's largest reservoirs, and more than forty million Americans and Canadians live in their basin. How that water is used by, or diverted from, those people is the story of The Great Lakes Water Wars. Peter Annin writes an account of the people and stories behind these upcoming battles. Destined to be the definitive sourcebook for the general public as well as policy makers, The Great Lakes Water Wars is a balanced, comprehensive look behind the scenes at the conflicts and compromises that are the past - and future - of this unique resource.
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Editorial Reviews

Choice

"Well-written volume...offers an intriguing, comphrensive look...and should be a valuable reference for water and international policy makers, academics, and public officials . . . . Highly recommended."

Toledo Blade - Tom Henry

"Fascinating and ambitious book . . . . Annin . . . breathes life into the subject of water laws and their related policy."

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Dan Egan

“Excellent primer for getting up to speed on what could be one of the region's most important - and contentious - issues in the coming decades.”

Choice

"Well-written volume...offers an intriguing, comphrensive look...and should be a valuable reference for water and international policy makers, academics, and public officials . . . . Highly recommended."

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

“Excellent primer for getting up to speed on what could be one of the region's most important - and contentious - issues in the coming decades.”
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

— Dan Egan

Choice

"Well-written volume...offers an intriguing, comphrensive look...and should be a valuable reference for water and international policy makers, academics, and public officials . . . . Highly recommended."

- Choice

Dispatch.com

We are definitely leaving the century of oil behind, and we are entering the century of water. The value globally of fresh, potable water is expected to increase significantly.

Morris K. Udall Professor of Law and Public Policy, University of Arizona Colleg - Robert Glennon

"Peter Annin has put his considerable skills as a journalist to good use. The Great Lakes Water Wars is elegantly written, clearly and logically organized, and anchored to a set of marvelous stories. It is the definitive book on the struggle over the Great Lakes."
Toledo Blade

"Fascinating and ambitious book . . . . Annin . . . breathes life into the subject of water laws and their related policy."
CHOICE

"Well-written volume...offers an intriguing, comphrensive look...and should be a valuable reference for water and international policy makers, academics, and public officials . . . . Highly recommended."
codirector, Water Resources Center and Professor of environmental chemistry, Uni - Deborah L. Swackhamer

"This is a thoroughly researched, well-balanced, and captivating history and analysis of the increasing tensions and possible solutions related to water use and diversion from the Great Lakes. It is both inspiring and a startling reminder of the Lakes' vulnerabilities. Everyone who lives in the Great Lakes Basin should read it; everyone who takes freshwater for granted should read it."
Professor, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point - Michael P. Dombeck

"Water is the life blood of the forty million people who live in the Great Lakes Basin. Great Lakes Water Wars is a captivating account of past challenges as well as the social, economic, and ecological challenges we must overcome as our insatiable thirst exceeds nature's ability to provide. It is a comprehensive and easy read, placing Great Lakes water woes in a global context. This book should be required reading for anyone whose life depends on Great Lakes water."
Professor, School of Law, Wayne State University - Noah Hall

"This is the definitive book about the fight over Great Lakes water. The book does for the Great Lakes what Ansel Adams' photos did for Yosemite—shows the world what a precious and irreplaceable resource the Great Lakes are, and why it is so important that they be protected."
Dispatch.com

"We are definitely leaving the century of oil behind, and we are entering the century of water. The value globally of fresh, potable water is expected to increase significantly. "
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

"Excellent primer for getting up to speed on what could be one of the region's most important—and contentious—issues in the coming decades."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781559630870
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • Publication date: 9/21/2006
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

A former correspondent with Newsweek magazine,Peter Annin is associate director of the Institutes forJournalism and Natural Resources.

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Table of Contents

1 To have and have not 3
2 The Aral experiment 22
3 Rising temperatures, falling water? 40
4 Aversion to diversion 57
5 Reversing a river 85
6 Long Lac and Ogoki 110
7 Pleasing pleasant prairie 125
8 Sacrificing Lowell 139
9 Tapping Mud Creek 154
10 Akron gets the nod 172
11 The Nova Group and Annex 2001 193
12 Marching toward a compact 211
13 Waukesha worries 240
14 Who will win the war? 256
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