"We must shift from business as usual to a plan of action to save out environment. As Aqua Shock details, that means water conservation, recycling, reuse, and rethinking how and where we use water today. We can do it, but time is not on our side. We must act now before it′s too late."
Lester Brown, President, Earth Policy Institute
"Susan J. Marks brings to our attention the dire straits that America faces and will continue to face because of water shortages and pollution of existing sources. It is time that the American public awoke to these conditions and took steps, however costly, to change them. Aqua Shock helps achieve this goal."
Joel A. Tarr, Richard S. Caliguiri Universtiy Professor of History and Policy, Carnegie Mellon University
"With Aqua Shock, Susan J. Marks has delivered a highly readable and tremendously informative account of what she quite rightly calls America′s water crisis. Marks not only spells out in rich detail how and why we as a country find ourselves in the present predicament, but also how we can emerge from it and satisfy our thirst for water in a safe and sane manner."
Ronald F. Poltak, 2006 EPA Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, and Executive Director, New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission
Water is the new oil a precious and diminishing natural resource, one ultimately far more important and far less replaceable. Aqua Shock is a lucid examination of how America arrived at this crisis point. Susan J. Marks focuses on the most pressing issues: who controls the water, what risks loom, and how we can preserve and protect our most undervalued resource.
1 Liquid Gold.
2 Where Our Water Comes From: A Global Perspective.
3 The Disappearing Act.
4 Danger! Safe Water at Risk.
5 On Governing Water.
6 America′s Water Gods.
7 The Cost of Water: Cash, Commodities, and Capitalism.
8 Can Our Water Be Saved?