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Great Lakes Water Wars

ISBN-10: 1559630876
ISBN-13: 9781559630870
Edition: 2nd 2006
Authors: Peter Annin
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Description: The Great Lakes are the largest collection of fresh surface water on earth, and more than 40 million Americans and Canadians live in their basin. Will we divert water from the Great Lakes, causing them to end up like Central Asia's Aral Sea, which  More...

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Book details

List price: $50.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Island Press
Publication date: 8/16/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.452
Language: English

The Great Lakes are the largest collection of fresh surface water on earth, and more than 40 million Americans and Canadians live in their basin. Will we divert water from the Great Lakes, causing them to end up like Central Asia's Aral Sea, which has lost 90 percent of its surface area and 75 percent of its volume since 1960? Or will we come to see that unregulated water withdrawals are ultimately catastrophic? Peter Annin writes a fast-paced account of the people and stories behind these battles. Destined to be the definitive story for the general public as well as policymakers, 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 globally significant resource.

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

Author's Note
Prologue
Hope & Hopelessness
To Have and Have Not The Great Lakes and the global water picture
The Aral Experiment
Are there lessons that the Great Lakes can learn from the Aral Sea's desiccation?
Rising Temperatures, Falling Water?
Impacts of climate change on the Great Lakes watershed
A History of Desire
Diversion fears prompt protective measures in the Great Lakes region
Battle Lines & Skirmishes
Reversing a River
The conflicted history of the Chicago River diversion
Long Lac & Ogoki
Two large diversions into the Great Lakes affect the entire Basin
Pleasing Pleasant Prairie
A Wisconsin town's diversion permit prompts lingering questions
Sacrificing Lowell
An Indiana community's request for Great Lakes water is denied
Tapping Mud Creek
A consumptive use case tests the Great Lakes Charter
Akron Gets the Nod
An Ohio town gets Great Lakes water and controversy follows
New Rules of Engagement
The Nova Group & Annex 2001
An export idea sparks calls for more water controls
Marching Toward A Compact
Pulling together a modern, binding water management accord
Waukesha Worries
A Wisconsin suburb emerges as the next diversion battleground
Who'll Win the War?
How future Great Lakes water tensions will be resolved
Epilogue: The Water Awakening

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