Overtapped Oasis: Reform Or Revolution For Western Water [NOOK Book]

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Overtapped Oasis analyzes the West's water allocation system from top to bottom and offers dozens of revolutionary proposals for increased efficiency and policy reform. Marc Reisner and Sarah Bates argue that the West's underlying problem is not a shortage of water but the inefficient use of it, a problem caused by a bewildering tangle of federal subsidy programs, restrictive state water codes, anachronistic irrigation practices and -- perhaps most important -- resistance to ...
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Overtapped Oasis: Reform Or Revolution For Western Water

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Overview

Overtapped Oasis analyzes the West's water allocation system from top to bottom and offers dozens of revolutionary proposals for increased efficiency and policy reform. Marc Reisner and Sarah Bates argue that the West's underlying problem is not a shortage of water but the inefficient use of it, a problem caused by a bewildering tangle of federal subsidy programs, restrictive state water codes, anachronistic irrigation practices and -- perhaps most important -- resistance to reform.
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Guidelines for designing solutions that will sustain long-term growth without threatening the West's environment. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781610912952
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/1990
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 212
  • Sales rank: 852,288
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author


Marc Reisner is a consultant on water issues.

Sarah Bates is a law associate at the Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund in San Francisco..


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