The Great Lakes Water Wars

Island Press
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For over a century the Great Lakes have been the target of controversial diversion schemes to sell, send, or ship water to thirsty communities, sometimes far from the source. In 2008, eight US states signed the historic Great Lakes Compact designed to protect the region's precious freshwater resources. Now water diversion controversies of a different kind are pitting communities and states against one another. Will the water wars ever be settled?

With three new chapters and significant revisions that bring the story up to date over the past decade, this is the definitive behind-the-scenes account of the people and stories behind hard-fought battles to protect this precious resource that makes the region so special for the millions who call it home.
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About the author

Peter Annin is a veteran conflict and environmental journalist who spent more than a decade reporting on a wide variety of issues for Newsweek. He currently serves as codirector of the Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation at Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin.

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Publisher
Island Press
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Published on
Nov 6, 2018
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Pages
328
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ISBN
9781610919937
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Language
English
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Genres
Nature / Ecosystems & Habitats / Lakes, Ponds & Swamps
Nature / Natural Resources
Political Science / Public Policy / Environmental Policy
Political Science / Public Policy / Regional Planning
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This content is DRM protected.
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