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A life of its own : the politics and power of water

Author: Robert Gottlieb
Publisher: San Diego : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, ©1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Since colonial times, water has inspired concern and contention in the United States. Now a member of the powerful Metropolitan Water Board of Southern California tells the fascinating story of the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Gottlieb
ISBN: 015195190X 9780151951901
OCLC Number: 17840622
Description: xviii, 332 pages, 2 unnumbered pages of plates : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The Eclipse of the Water Industry: An Introduction --
Unholy Alliances: a California Water War --
Scurrilous Attacks --
Contending Interests --
"The Final Solution" --
Strange Bedfellows --
The Players --
Formation, Consolidation, and Challenge: the Water Industry in Transition --
"Soldiers for America" --
The Role of the Feds --
The Iron Triangle --
Last of the Big Projects --
The Water Industry in Turmoil --
Hit List --
The Uncertainties of the Reagan Years --
Agricultural Empires: the Farm-Water Connection --
AgOreo's Reluctant Portfolio --
The Rise of Irrigation --
The Subsidy as King --
The Farm-Water Lobby --
Desert Politics --
Center Pivot Crisis --
The Continuing Quest for Cheap Water --
The Urban-Development Complex: the Politics of Growth --
Moon over Honey Springs --
From Private to Public --
The Growth Machine --
End of the Pipeline --
Urban-Suburban Rivalries --
Beat the Peak --
New Approaches, Old Objectives --
New Issues, Changing Faces --
The Water Quality Battleground: Entering the Age of Trace Organics --
Image Development and Behavior Modification --
The Search for Safe Water --
The Industrial Factor --
The Disinfection Quandary --
Groundwater Crisis --
The Leaching Fields --
Privatizing Water Quality --
The Outsiders: Water Industry Critics, Outcasts, and New Players --
Robert Redford's Search for Consensus --
Preservationists, Conservationists, Utopians, and Reformers --
The Environmental Decade --
The Third Wave --
The Outcasts --
The Rural Opposition --
Community Politics.
Responsibility: Robert Gottlieb.

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