|Snitow, Alan / Kaufman, Deborah / Fox, Michael|
Fighting the Corporate Theft of Our Water
1. Edition April 2007
2007. 304 Pages, Hardcover
- General Reading -
ISBN 978-0-7879-8458-8 - John Wiley & Sons
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We are at the tipping point in the new global water wars, and the United States is a major front. What happens now will determine the fate of our water and whether it will become the oil of the 21st century. Picking up where the authors' successful documentary film left off, Thirst investigates eight recent high-profile controversies over the corporate takeover of water in the United States and illuminates how and why citizens are fighting back both here and abroad.
From the contents
1. Water: Commodity or Human Right?
Battles for Water in the West.
2. Hardball vs. the High Road.
3. Small-Town Surprise for a Corporate Water Giant.
Scandals in the South.
4. The Price of Incompetence.
5. The Hundred-Year War.
New England Skirmishes.
6. Keeping the Companies at Bay.
7. Cooking the Numbers.
Corporate Target: The Great Lakes.
8. When Nestlé Comes.
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin.
9. To Quench a Thirst.
Mecosta County, Michigan.
10. Whose Water, Whose World Is It?