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The Resource The price of thirst : global water inequality and the coming chaos, Karen Piper

The price of thirst : global water inequality and the coming chaos, Karen Piper

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The price of thirst : global water inequality and the coming chaos
Title
The price of thirst
Title remainder
global water inequality and the coming chaos
Statement of responsibility
Karen Piper
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Piper, Karen Lynnea
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Water security
  • Water utilities
  • Bottled water industry
  • Water resources development
  • Water consumption
  • Water-supply
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • NATURE
  • Bottled water industry
  • Water consumption
  • Water resources development
  • Water security
  • Water-supply
  • Water utilities
Label
The price of thirst : global water inequality and the coming chaos, Karen Piper
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-276) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Colonial Origins of Global Water Inequality -- Part I. Wheeling and Dealing Water in the Americas -- 1. Water Hoarding in a California Drought -- 2. How a Coup Opened Chile's Water Markets -- Part II. Postcolonial Water Insurgencies -- 3. South Africa's Water Apartheid -- 4. Mother Ganga Is Not for Sale -- Part III. Water Wars in the Middle East -- 5. A Revolution of the Thirsty in Egypt -- 6. Targeting Iraq's Water -- Conclusion: Imagining a Water-Secure World
Control code
ocn889674902
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 289 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781452949635
Lccn
2014019914
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
ebr10915498
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • f7d4e809-c7c2-475c-bebf-a3684d776950
  • 22573/ctt7jrr2b
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889674902
Label
The price of thirst : global water inequality and the coming chaos, Karen Piper
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-276) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Colonial Origins of Global Water Inequality -- Part I. Wheeling and Dealing Water in the Americas -- 1. Water Hoarding in a California Drought -- 2. How a Coup Opened Chile's Water Markets -- Part II. Postcolonial Water Insurgencies -- 3. South Africa's Water Apartheid -- 4. Mother Ganga Is Not for Sale -- Part III. Water Wars in the Middle East -- 5. A Revolution of the Thirsty in Egypt -- 6. Targeting Iraq's Water -- Conclusion: Imagining a Water-Secure World
Control code
ocn889674902
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 289 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781452949635
Lccn
2014019914
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
ebr10915498
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • f7d4e809-c7c2-475c-bebf-a3684d776950
  • 22573/ctt7jrr2b
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889674902

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