Summary of Aqua Shock

The Water Crisis in America

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Aqua Shock book summary
Water is precious. Stop wasting it, and learn how to conserve it.


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While water may seem to be a simple substance, the United States and the rest of the world face a dangerous water crisis due to a complex culmination of events. Journalist Susan J. Marks uses a deft writing style that glides from anecdotal reports to studies of the scientific and environmental dimensions of water scarcity, as well as the implications for national security. Unfortunately, in some places, a staccato of bullet-point factoids prevent the story from developing powerful momentum. getAbstract recommends this detailed presentation of water problems and possible solutions to readers who seek a thorough factual introduction to this vital subject.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What causes water shortages
  • What issues affect U.S. water management
  • How to conserve water


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People take water for granted, but it is a diminishing resource. Water occupies 70% of the earth’s surface, but less than 1% of it is readily available freshwater. Population growth, increased consumption due to growing affluence, greater pollution and climate change strain...
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About the Author

Susan J. Marks, a former Denver Post reporter, is an award-winning journalist with more than 30 years experience. She has written or collaborated on more than a dozen books on consumer issues. Her work has appeared in such publications as BusinessWeek, the Los Angeles Times, Forbes and Woman’s World.

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