Since the publication of Marc Reisner's Cadillac Desert in 1986, multiple books, documentaries, and popular magazine articles have warned of current and impending water problems in the United States and around the world. In the past year alone (since October 2007, as this review is being written), there have been cover stories or major articles on this topic in the New Yorker, Newsweek, Time, U.S. News and World Report, and Vanity Fair. As anyone who has paid attention will know, high-profile issues include access to potable water and sanitation in developing countries, overpumping of aquifers,...

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