Blue Gold: The Battle Against Corporate Theft of the World's Water (Hardback)
  • Blue Gold: The Battle Against Corporate Theft of the World's Water (Hardback)
zoom

Blue Gold: The Battle Against Corporate Theft of the World's Water (Hardback)

(author), (author)
£88.99
Hardback 296 Pages / Published: 01/09/2002
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
International tensions around water are rising in many of the world's most volatile regions. The policy recipe pursued by the West, and imposed on governments elsewhere, is to pass control over water to private interests, which simply accelerates the cycle of inequality and deprivation. California, as well as China, South Africa, Mexico and countries on every continent already face a crisis. This book exposes the enormity of the problem, the dangers of the proposed solution and the alternative, which is to recognize access to water as a fundamental human right, not dependent on ability to pay.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9781853839375
Number of pages: 296
Weight: 594 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 29 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'[A] well-researched book [that] provides a sobering, in-depth look at the growing scarcity of fresh water and the increasing privatization and corporate control of this non-renewable resource.' Library Journal 'After reading this non-fiction account of the globe's shrinking water supply, it is hard not to think how privileged we are to enjoy simple morning showers, a glass of water, or one-hour drives to the beach.' Winnipeg Free Press 'To describe a book on water as 'refreshing' may be a clich , but the directness and commitment that springs from these pages is both engaging and motivating.' New Agriculturist Online 'In Blue Gold, activists Maude Barlow and Tony Clarke offer an angry and persuasive account of how this (false sense of security) has damaged the environment and how the privatization of once-public resources threatens to exacerbate the problem.' Business Week 'This book points out the need for further research into water management, institutional and policy issues, principles and practices.' Natural Resources Forum 'Blue Gold provides an alternative viewpoint to that presented by many international institutions. The book is a must for campaginers against privatization of water services and makes interesting reading for anyone working in water and sanitation services.' Water Lines

You may also be interested in...

On the Other Side of Sorrow
Added to basket
Food: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
Cows Save the Planet
Added to basket
Woodland Management
Added to basket
£16.99
Hardback
Food Politics
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Farmageddon
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Reigning the River
Added to basket
Sowing Seeds in the Desert
Added to basket
The Frackers
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Permaculture Design
Added to basket
£14.95
Paperback
Overfishing
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Native Woodlands of Scotland
Added to basket
The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels
Added to basket
The Third Industrial Revolution
Added to basket
Urban Land Economics
Added to basket
£55.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.