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Title:
Water wars : privatization, pollution and profit
Author:
Shiva, Vandana.
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Publication Information:
Cambridge, MA : South End Press, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
xvi, 156 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780896086517

9780896086500
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Book

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Summary

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An expose of the privatization of water that threatens the livelihood of the people in the South.


Author Notes

A world-renowned environmental leader and recipient of the 1993 Alternative Nobel Peace Prize (the Right Livelihood Award), Shiva has authored several bestselling books, most recently Earth Democracy. Activist and scientist, Shiva leads, with Ralph Nader and Jeremy Rifkin, the International Forum on Globalization. Before becoming an activist, Shiva was one of India's leading physicists.


Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Introduction: Converting Abundance into Scarcityp. 1
1 Water Rights: The State, the Market, the Communityp. 19
2 Climate Change and the Water Crisisp. 39
3 The Colonization of Rivers: Dams and Water Warsp. 53
4 The World Bank, the WTO, and Corporate Control Over Waterp. 87
5 Food and Waterp. 107
6 Converting Scarcity into Abundancep. 119
7 The Sacred Watersp. 131
Appendixp. 141
Indexp. 147
About the Authorp. 158
About South End Pressp. 159
Related Titlesp. 160