Unquenchable americas water crisis and what to do about it

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unquenchable americas water crisis and what to do about it

Unquenchable: Americas Water Crisis and What To Do About It by Robert Glennon

In the middle of the Mojave Desert, Las Vegas casinos use billions of gallons of water for fountains, pirate lagoons, wave machines, and indoor canals. Meanwhile, the town of Orme, Tennessee, must truck in water from Alabama because it has literally run out.
 
Robert Glennon captures the irony—and tragedy—of America’s water crisis in a book that is both frightening and wickedly comical. From manufactured snow for tourists in Atlanta to trillions of gallons of water flushed down the toilet each year, Unquenchable reveals the heady extravagances and everyday inefficiencies that are sucking the nation dry.
 
The looming catastrophe remains hidden as government diverts supplies from one area to another to keep water flowing from the tap. But sooner rather than later, the shell game has to end. And when it does, shortages will threaten not only the environment, but every aspect of American life: we face shuttered power plants and jobless workers, decimated fi sheries and contaminated drinking water.
 
We can’t engineer our way out of the problem, either with traditional fixes or zany schemes to tow icebergs from Alaska. In fact, new demands for water, particularly the enormous supply needed for ethanol and energy production, will only worsen the crisis. America must make hard choices—and Glennon’s answers are fittingly provocative. He proposes market-based solutions that value water as both a commodity and a fundamental human right.
 
One truth runs throughout Unquenchable: only when we recognize water’s worth will we begin to conserve it.
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Editorial Reviews. From Booklist. America faces a water-supply crisis. Profligate consumption of water for agriculture, power generation, industry, and homes has .
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Unquenchable: America’s water crisis and what to do about it

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Robert Glennon. Washington DC: Island Press, Reviewed by Christopher J. There are two important topics to follow throughout this book. First, Glennon provides advice for individuals at multiple levels who wield influence over water and energy policy. Anybody can read this book and everybody should because water literacy will increasingly become a part of local, state, and national election cycles. The book provides simple explanations and lessons for Americans interested in conserving water inside and outside of their homes.

From manufactured snow for tourists in Atlanta to trillions of gallons of water flushed down the toilet each year, Unquenchable reveals the heady extravagances and everyday inefficiencies that are sucking the nation dry. The looming catastrophe remains hidden as government diverts supplies from one area to another to keep water flowing from the tap. But sooner rather than later, the shell game has to end. And when it does, shortages will threaten not only the environment, but every aspect of American life: we face shuttered power plants and jobless workers, decimated fisheries, and contaminated drinking water. In fact, new demands for water, particularly the enormous supply needed for ethanol and energy production, will only worsen the crisis.

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In the middle of the Mojave Desert, Las Vegas casinos use billions of gallons of water for fountains, pirate lagoons, wave machines, and indoor canals. Meanwhile, the town of Orme, Tennessee, must truck in water from Alabama because it has literally run out., The United States must come to terms with its lavish use of water and, at the same time, figure out serious solutions to the immediate problem related to access to water.

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