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Unquenchable: America's Water Crisis and What To Do About It (Hardcover)

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From the author of Water Follies, Robert Glennon captures the irony—and tragedy—of America’s water crisis in a book that is both frightening and wickedly comical. From manufactured snow for tourists in Atlanta to trillions of gallons of water flushed down the toilet each year, Unquenchable reveals the heady extravagances and everyday inefficiencies that are sucking the nation dry.

About the Author

Robert Glennon is the Morris K. Udall Professor of Law and Public Policy in the Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona. He is the author of many articles and books, including the acclaimed Water Follies: Groundwater Pumping and the Fate of America’s Fresh Waters.

Praise for Unquenchable: America's Water Crisis and What To Do About It…

"Robert Glennon is a leading-edge legal scholar and passionate water advocate whose thinking is central to an intense debate on the path forward to a water-secure world. I heartily recommend his provocative, information-packed, and highly readable new book Unquenchable."
-Maude Barlow

Unquenchable is a worthy successor to Cadillac Desert that ably demonstrates how our most valuable resource is being squandered, ignored, and flushed away. Although it reminds us that water is indeed finite, Unquenchable clearly shows us the solutions to the greatest threat of the 21st century are limited only by politics and greed.”
-Terry Tamminen

Named a "Top Ten Environmental Book of 2009"

"If you use water, you need to read this book. It's akin to Cadillac Desert"

"Several books have been published recently addressing the global water crisis, but none has offered such in-depth analysis."

"Thought-provoking and insightful book that offers and informed and articulate review of the enormous water issues facing Arizona, and the United States as a whole. It should be on the bookshelves of attorneys, environmentalists, public policy managers, and others interested in natural resources."

-U.S. Senator Mark Udall, Colorado

Product Details ISBN-10: 1597264369
ISBN-13: 9781597264365
Published: Island Press, 04/17/2009
Pages: 432
Language: English