Running Dry: The Global Water Crisis

64p. bibliog. diag. ebook available. filmog. further reading. glossary. index. notes. photos. websites. Twenty-First Century. Feb. 2015. RTE $33.32. ISBN 9781467726467. LC 2014003223.
Gr 4–8—This title provides a clear and concise look at the importance of fresh water in sustaining life on earth. An introduction explains where fresh water is available and where it is most needed, while subsequent chapters discuss how water is tainted and where, the concept of supply and demand, and our changing climate. Fast facts, statistics, and information on governmental policies and scientific innovations that may help save water are all presented, allowing readers a brief overview of this global issue. The information is organized well, and the accompanying photos will enhance understanding. Both the length and format (comprised of short sections that shed light on various topics, such as water conservation, water rights, fracking, and the water cycle) of the book will appeal to those with little or no background on the subject. An excellent source for student research.—Denise Moore, O'Gorman Junior High School, Sioux Falls, SD
Kallen discusses growing human demand for clean water and how things such as development, large-scale farming, and global warming affect both the water cycle and supply. Local solutions such as rainwater catchment systems and pipe maintenance are also examined. The book's in-depth analysis and eye-opening stats are illustrated with stock photographs, often of recent water-crisis events. Reading list, websites. Bib., glos., ind.

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