Dam Nation

Dispatches From the Water Underground

Book - 2007
Dam Nation
Notes from the Water Underground combines environmental victories in the sustainable use movement with hands-on, participatory options for country and city dwellers. Not just a "how to" but a "why to," the book begins with the story of dams in the American West-a story in which millions of acres of perfect farmland were flooded in order to irrigate the marginal land that-due to the same natural process that destroyed several ancient Native American civilizations-would turn the area into the Dust Bowl. Cleo Woelfle-Erskine and Laura Allen, both restoration activists and educators, demand a different approach for American watersheds and taxpayers. Through their own experiments with alternative water systems and thousands of hours of interviews with innovators from around the world, they create a comprehensive game plan for reusing household water, constructing miniature wetlands and improving our communities physical and political health. From people building protest villages atop dams in Thailand to activist entrepreneurs in Mexico and Africa, to Spanish squatter-gardeners, Native American restorationists and wetlands activists battling bureaucracy in Louisiana and California; To the Last Drop gives voice to the water warriors battling for a sane relationship to our most essential shared resource.

Publisher: Brooklyn, NY : Soft Skull, c2007
ISBN: 9781932360806
Branch Call Number: 333.91 D154 2007
Characteristics: 321 p. :,ill., maps ;,23 x 18 cm


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Dam Nation gives a nice historical overview of our relationship with water and provides some DIY water tips, tricks, and projects for conservation.

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