Water Wars by Vandana Shiva

I finished Water Wars last night.  This book was on the United Methodist Women Reading list.  I am interested in the topic, but I did not find this book really interesting.  It concerns the decisions that governmental entities make to dam rivers for irrigation and other consumer needs as well as polluting tolerence that affects other countries (or states). I really enjoyed Water: a Natural History by (I kid you not) Alice Outwater.  The two books really looked at two different aspects of a really BIG picture.  Water Wars looked globally on conservation practices and recent irrigation solutions that have caused problems, the rule of unintended consequences.  The Outwater book looks at the consequences of water decisions and starting with the medieveal fashion for beaver coats! Another book that looked at regional struggles with water rights that I liked was The Late Great Lakes by William Ashworth.


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