(see also Water Abuse & Water Preservation)
Ojibwe Women Walk to Protect Sacred Water. Abbey Thompson-Ruddy, Indian Country (5/5/03).
The World Water Shortage is No Chicken Little Fantasy. John C. Mohawk, Indian Country (3/24/03).
Clean Water at the Heart of Fight Against Poverty in Niger. Gorel Harouna, Choices (3/03).
A New Frontier in Water Wars Emerges in East. Douglas Jehl, NY Times (3/3/03).
Public Waters & Mixing Zones (10/18/01).
World Water Crisis. BBC (6/2/00).
Water Crisis. UN University, Environment & Sustainable Development (3/22/00).
Water Crisis: Everyone Lives Downstream. UN World Water Day (3/23/99). Details on water supply & water-borne diseases, country by country.
World Water Crisis Looms, UN Warns. Environmental News Network (3/19/99).
Blue Gold: The Global Water Crisis & the Commodification of the World's Water Supply. Maude Barlow, International Forum on Globalization (1999).
Albuquerque Learns It Really Is a Desert Town. Bruce Selcraig, High Country News (12/26/94).
On the Web: Specialized Sites
Anti-Privatisation Forum (Johannesburg).
Barcott, Bruce. “What is a river for?” Mother Jones (5-6/03):44-51.
Barlow, Maude. "Water as commodity:
the wrong prescription," Food First Backgrounder 7,3 (sum 01).
Finnegan, William. "Leasing the rain," New Yorker (4/8/02):43-53.
Fradkin, Philip L. "Water wars are far from over," San Jose Mercury (11/27/03):7B.
Lee, Lawrence B. "California water politics: the Depression genesis of the Central Valley Project, 1933-1944," Journal of the West 24,4 (10/85).
Postel, Sandra. "Safeguarding our water," Scientific American 284,2 (2/01).
Schroeder, R. “Reclaiming land in the Gambia: gendered property rights & environmental intervention,” Annals of the Association of American Geographers 87,3 (1997): 487-508.
Shultz, Jim. "Bolivia: the water war widens," NACLA Report 36,3 (1-2/03):34-37.
In the Library: Non-Fiction Books
Agarwal, Anil; Sunita Narain & Indira Khurana (eds.) Making Water Everybody's Business: Practice & Policy of Water Harvesting (New Delhi: Center for Science & the Environment, 2001).
Anderson, Terry Lee. Water Crisis: Ending the Policy Drought (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 1983).
__________ (ed.) Water Rights: Scarce Resource Allocation, Bureaucracy & the Environment (San Francisco: Pacific Institute for Public Policy Research, 1983).
__________. Continental Water Marketing (San Francisco: Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy, 1994).
__________ & Pamela Snyder. Water Markets: Priming the Invisible Pump (Washington: Cato Institute, 1997).
__________ & Peter J. Hill (eds.) Water Marketing, The Next Generation (Lanham MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 1997).
Barlow, Maude. Blue Gold -- The Fight to Stop the Corporate Theft of the World's Water  (NY: New Press, 2002).
Bengali, Kaiser (ed.) The Politics of Managing Water (Karachi: Oxford, 2003).
Bennett, Vivienne. The Politics of Water: Urban Protest, Gender, & Power in Monterrey, Mexico (
Bulloch, John. Water Wars: Coming Conflicts in the Middle East (London: Victor Gollancz, 1993).
Carle, David. Water & the California Dream: Choices for the New Millennium (San Francisco: Sierra Club, 200?).
Crawford, Stanley. Mayordomo: Chronicle of an Acequia in Northern New Mexico (Albuquerque: U. New Mexico, 1993).
De Villiers, Marq. Water Wars: Is the World's Water Running Out? (London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1999).
Elmusa, Sharif S. Water Conflict: The Economics & Politics of the Israeli-Palestinian Water Resources (Washington: Institute for Palestine Studies, 1997).
Fradkin, Philip L. A River No More: The Colorado River and the West (Tucson, Ariz.: U. of Arizona, 1984)
Glennon, Robert. Water Follies: Groundwater Pumping & the Fate of America's Fresh Waters (Washington: Island, 2002).
Gottlieb, Robert. A Life of Its Own: The Politics & Power of Water (San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1988).
Hundley, Norris C. The Politics of Water & Geography: California & the Mexican-American Treaty of 1944 (Berkeley: U. of California, 1967).
Kobori, Iway & Michael Glantz. Central Eurasian Water Crisis: Caspian, Aral & Dead Seas (Tokyo: United Nations University, 1998).
Morrison, Jason I.; Sandra L. Postel & Peter H. Gleick. The Sustainable Use of Water in the Lower Colorado River Basin (Oakland: Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment & Security, 1996).
Pearce, Fred. (Washington: Island, 2004).
Postel, Sandra. Water: Rethinking Management in an Age of Scarcity (Washington: WorKeepers of the Spring: Reclaiming Our Water in an Age of Globalizationldwatch Institute, 1984).
__________. Conserving Water: The Untapped Alternative (Washington: Worldwatch Institute, 1985).
__________. Water for Agriculture: Facing the Limits (Washington: Worldwatch Institute, 1989).
__________. Last Oasis: Facing Water Scarcity  (NY: W.W. Norton, 1997).
__________. Dividing the Waters: Food Security, Ecosystem Health, & the New Politics of Scarcity (Washington DC: Worldwatch, 1996).
__________. Pillar of Sand: Can the Irrigation Miracle Last? (NY: W.W. Norton, 1999).
Reisner, Marc. Cadillac Desert: The American West & Its Disappearing Water  (rev. ed. NY: Penguin, 1993).
Shirley, Mary M. (ed.) Thirsting for Efficiency: The Economics & Politics of Urban Water System Reform (NY: Pergamon, 2002). World Bank arguments for privatization.
Shiva, Vandana. Water Wars: Privatization, Pollution & Profit (Cambridge: South End, 2002).
Stauffer, Julie. Water Crisis: Finding the Right Solutions (Montreal: Black Rose, 1999).
Sturgeon, Stephen C. The Politics of Western Water: the Congressional Career of Wayne Aspinall (Tucson: U. of Arizona, 2002).
Ward, Diane Raines. Water Wars: Drought, Flood, Folly, & the Politics of Thirst (NY: Riverhead, 2002).
Zérah, Marie-Hélène. Water: Unreliable Supply in Delhi (New Delhi:Manohar, 2000).
In the Library: Fiction
Nagarkar, Kirin. Ravan & Eddie (NY: Viking, 1995).
Nichols, John. The Milagro Beanfield War (NY: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1974).
In the Library: For Young Readers
In the Library: Poetry
In the Library: Drama
In the Library: Photography
"The Aral Sea: Where the Water Ends the World Ends" , dir. Joaquim Tschirner, 86m. From d.net sales. Ecological catastrophe in Uzbekistan.
"Cadillac Desert: Water & the Transformation of Nature" , dir. John Else, 4 parts, 270m. From Home Vision.
"Taxi to Timbuktu" , dir. Christopher Walker, 51m. From First Run Icarus. Drought & emigration in Mali.
"Thirst" , dir. Alan Snitow & Deborah Kaufman, 60m. From Bullfrog Films. Devastating report on world-wide corporate campaign to privatize water supplies, & campaigns of resistance in Bolivia, India & Stockton, CA.