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Author Piper, Karen Lynnea, 1965- author.

Title The price of thirst : global water inequality and the coming chaos / Karen Piper.

Publication Info. Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  331.91 P66    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  333.91 PIPER    Check Shelf
 Simsbury Public Library - Non Fiction  333.91 PIPER    DUE 10-23-21
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  333.91 PI    Check Shelf
Description xii, 289 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Water hoarding in a California drought -- How a coup opened Chile's water markets -- South Africa's water apartheid -- Mother Ganga is not for sale -- A revolution of the thirsty in Egypt -- Targeting Iraq's water -- Conclusion: imagining a water-secure world.
Summary "There's Money in Thirst," reads a headline in the New York Times. The CEO of Nestlé, purveyor of bottled water, heartily agrees. It is important to give water a market value, he says in a promotional video, so "we're all aware that it has a price." But for those who have no access to clean water, a fifth of the world's population, the price is thirst. This is the frightening landscape that Karen Piper conducts us through in The Price of Thirst--one where thirst is political, drought is a business opportunity, and more and more of our most necessary natural resource is controlled by multinational corporations. The product of seven years of investigation across six continents and a dozen countries, and scores of interviews with CEOs, activists, environmentalists, and climate change specialists, The Price of Thirst paints a harrowing picture of a world out of balance, with the distance between the haves and have-nots of water inexorably widening and the coming crisis moving ever closer.
Subject Water-supply -- Economic aspects.
Water consumption -- Economic aspects.
Water resources development.
Bottled water industry.
Water utilities.
Water security.
Bottled water industry. (OCoLC)fst00837025
Water consumption -- Economic aspects. (OCoLC)fst01171652
Water resources development. (OCoLC)fst01171955
Water security. (OCoLC)fst01795729
Water-supply -- Economic aspects. (OCoLC)fst01172370
Water utilities. (OCoLC)fst01172219
ISBN 9780816695423 (hc : alk. paper)
0816695423 (hc : alk. paper)
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