"Seventeen essays describe the bottled water industry and agriculture's water practices, review the history of dams and America's water supply infrastructure, and lobby for the global water justice movement. The editor, who writes for AlterNet, adds color diagrams illustrating conflicts over water, diseases spread through water, and drinking water supplies in different countries. Color photographs of water bodies and art pieces from a New York exhibition are provided."
About the Author
Based in San Francisco, California, Tara Lohan is a senior editor at AlterNet, heading the environment, food, and water special-coverage sections. She is editor of Water Consciousness from AlterNet Books. She has worked as a writer and editor on environmental and social justice issues for ten years, and holds a master's degree in literary nonfiction from the University of Oregon and bachelor's degree in English and environmental studies from Middlebury College. Her worked has been published by The Nation, Mother Jones, Yes! Magazine, Change.org, and the Huffington Post.