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Dam Nation: Dispatches from the Water Underground [Paperback]

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Edited by the coauthors of the notorious zine The Guerrilla Graywater Girls Guide to Water, this collection of original essays, drawings, and photographs is part radical history of water and part DIY guide to disengaging one's home, school, or workplace from the wasteful water grid. The pieces are arranged in three sections: "Water Wars" focuses on the history and politics of dams and water infrastructure; "The Water Grid" chronicles the rise of energy-intensive, polluting sewage treatment plants, and points out alternative systems; and "Watershed" examines the often destructive relationship between human settlements and nature, but finds hope in the experiences of those involved in watershed restoration.

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Pages   416
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9" Width: 7" Height: 0.6"
Weight:   0.9 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 15, 2007
Publisher   Soft Skull Press
ISBN  1932360808  
ISBN13  9781932360806  

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More About Cleo Woelfle-Erskine

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Cleo Woelfle-Erskine is a hydrologist, educator, and scholar of water. He co-founded the Greywater Guerrillas, and has led dozens of community-based workshops on rainwater harvesting and greywater reuse across North America. His writing on dam removal, environmental justice, and urban gardening has appeared in "High Country News" and "Yes", among other magazines, and in the anthologies "Urban Wilds" and "Dam Nation". An avid gardener, Cleo is also pursuing a PhD in the Energy and Resources group at UC Berkeley where he is investigating how rainwater harvesting affects streamflow.

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awesome, inspiring  Aug 26, 2007
this is an extensive primer for those wondering about WHAT TO DO about present water crisis. it's going to take the average citizen--educating themselves and others. this is a good place to start. gut-wrenching, exciting, informative.

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