Dam Nation: Dispatches from the Water Underground (Paperback)

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By Cleo Woelfle-Erskine (Editor), July Oskar Cole (Editor), Laura Allen (Editor)
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Notes from the Water Underground combines environmental victories in the sustainable use movement with hands-on, participatory options for country and city dwellers. Not just a "how to" but a "why to," the book begins with the story of dams in the American Westa story in which millions of acres of perfect farmland were flooded in order to irrigate the marginal land thatdue to the same natural process that destroyed several ancient Native American civilizationswould turn the area into the Dust Bowl. Cleo Woelfle-Erskine and Laura Allen, both restoration activists and educators, demand a different approach for American watersheds and taxpayers. Through their own experiments with alternative water systems and thousands of hours of interviews with innovators from around the world, they create a comprehensive game plan for reusing household water, constructing miniature wetlands and improving our communities physical and political health. From people building protest villages atop dams in Thailand to activist entrepreneurs in Mexico and Africa, to Spanish squatter-gardeners, Native American restorationists and wetlands activists battling bureaucracy in Louisiana and California; To the Last Drop gives voice to the water warriors battling for a sane relationship to our most essential shared resource.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781932360806
ISBN-10: 1932360808
Publisher: Soft Skull Press
Publication Date: March 1st, 2007
Pages: 321
Language: English