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Robert Glennon, author of Water Follies, captures the ironya€”and tragedya€”of Americaa€™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.As the area manager of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamationa#39;s Yuma, Arizona, office, Cherry oversees the Yuma Desalting Plant (YDP). From one angle, ita#39;s a tough job because the plant is so controversial. ... started up in 1992, but floods on the nearby Gila River and engineering design flaws caused the planta#39;s closure after only eight months of operation. ... In 2003, Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton sent a report to Congress that explored the idea of restarting the Yuma Desalting Plantanbsp;...

Author:Robert Jerome Glennon
Publisher:Island Press - 2010-09-23


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