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Water wars

drought, flood, folly, and the politics of thirst

by Diane Raines Ward

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  • 11 Currently reading

Published by Riverhead Books in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Water-supply -- Management.,
  • Hydraulic engineering.,
  • Water -- Political aspects.,
  • Water rights.,
  • Water-supply -- International cooperation.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [257]-270) and index.

    Statementby Diane Raines Ward.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTD345
    The Physical Object
    Pagination307p. ;
    Number of Pages307
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21991464M
    ISBN 101573222291, 1573229954

    By the spring ofSeitz feared that the longer they deliberated, the more bad blood would be stirred up. World Bank[ edit ] The World Bank said that "poor governments are often too plagued by local corruption and too ill equipped to, the World Bank stated that "no subsidies should be given to ameliorate the increase in water tariffs in Cochabamba". Seitz figured that placing some sort of limit on groundwater use was the only way to stabilize the aquifer. But now, as she listened to the driller — and several other experts she later consulted — it began to dawn on her that she had never thought to ask about water quantity.

    I'm from the Central Valley. When enough farmers who shared the responsibility for and the benefits of a particular water district were lured into selling to the water and power department, the financial pressure on the remaining farmers became intense. The World Bank thus was not included any more in the subsequent phase of the privatization. In the late s, during the first few years of what would eventually turn out to be a year-and-counting Arizona drought, only about 15, acre-feet of water were estimated to have percolated into the aquifer each year, whilewere being pumped out; as the valley continued to warm throughout the s and s, with rainfall and snowmelt plummeting, estimates for recharge went unrecorded, as annual pumping soared toacre feet. When the group first met at the Elks Lodge, pushing card tables together, the mood was somber.

    In the United States, farmers are withdrawing water at unsustainable rates from the High Plains, or Ogallala Aquifer, even though they have been aware of the threat for six decades. Parts of Shanghai, Mexico City, and other cities are sinking, too. So vote with your political vote and vote with your pocketbook. By the spring ofSeitz feared that the longer they deliberated, the more bad blood would be stirred up.


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