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Water Wars: Privatization, Pollution, and Profit / Edition 1

Water Wars: Privatization, Pollution, and Profit / Edition 1

by Vandana Shiva
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    ISBN-13: 2900896086509
    Publisher: South End Press
    Publication date: 02/01/2002
    Series: Ecology and Green Politics Series
    Edition description: New Edition
    Pages: 158
    Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

    About the Author

    Vandana Shiva is a physicist, world-renowned environmental thinker and activist, and a tireless crusader for economic, food, and gender justice. She is the author and editor of many influential books, including Making Peace with the Earth, Earth Democracy, Soil Not Oil, Stolen Harvest, Biopiracy, and Globalization’s New Wars. Dr. Shiva is the recipient of more than twenty international awards, among them the Right Livelihood Award (1993); the John Lennon-Yoko Ono Grant for Peace (2008); The Sydney Peace Prize (2010); and the Calgary Peace Prize (Canada, 2011). In addition, she is a board member of the World Future Council and one of the leaders and board members of the International Forum on Globalization (whose other members include Jerry Mander, Edward Goldsmith, Ralph Nader, and Jeremy Rifkin). She travels frequently to speak at conferences around the world.

    Table of Contents

    Preface vii

    Introduction to the Second Edition xv

    Introduction Converting Abundance into Scarcity 1

    Chapter 1 Water Rights: The State, the Market, the Community 19

    Chapter 2 Climate Change and the Water Crisis 39

    Chapter 3 The Colonization of Rivers: Dams and Water Wars 53

    Chapter 4 The World Bank, the WTO, and Corporate Control Over Water 87

    Chapter 5 Food and Water 107

    Chapter 6 Converting Scarcity into Abundance 119

    Chapter 7 The Sacred Waters 131

    Appendix 141

    Index 147

    About the Author 157

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