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Reflected in Water By Colin Ward

Reflected in Water by Colin Ward

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Water is the primary requirement for human existence, belonging to all. Yet from privatization in Britain to the displacement of millions by dam-building in the developing world, it has been appropriated by the powerful. This text examines the unequal distribution of water on a global scale.

Reflected in Water Summary

Reflected in Water: A Crisis of Social Responsibility by Colin Ward

Water is the primary requirement for human existence, belonging to all. Yet from privatization in Britain to the displacement of millions by dam-building in the developing world, it has been appropriated as a commodity by the powerful. This wide-ranging text examines the unequal distribution of water on a global scale. Export crops are irrigated, subsistence crops wither, and yet all through history local communities have devised ways of ensuring fair shares of a vital and limited resource. This book reasserts the claim for local community control of access to water.

Table of Contents

Sharing a common good; avoiding the "Tragedy of the Commons"; hydraulic societies and regional hopes; the lure of the dam; fighting over water; small and local; the women at the well; marketizing water; the unequal world of water; dirty water; a confluence of crises; the delights of water. Appendix: information and action.

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GOR002256800
9780304335688
0304335681
Reflected in Water: A Crisis of Social Responsibility by Colin Ward
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
1997-02-01
160
N/A
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