Summary of Where the Water Goes
From WHERE THE WATER GOES by David Owen. Summarized by arrangement with Riverhead Books, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC.
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New Yorker staff writer David Owen’s treatise on water use in the Western United States reflects the treatment of fresh water sources all over the developed world. Owen puts a human face on competing water interests, revealing the nuanced complexity that so often surrounds resource allocation. He doesn’t identify good or bad guys – just thirsty people, thirsty crops and a lot of dead fish. getAbstract recommends Owen’s startling history of the Colorado River to policy makers, environmentalists, and all those who washed their face or brushed their teeth this morning.
About the Author
New Yorker staff writer David Owen also wrote Green Metropolis: What the City Can Teach the Country About True Sustainability and The Conundrum: How Scientific Innovation, Increased Efficiency, and Good Intentions Can Make Our Energy and Climate Problems Worse.