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Steven Solomon

3000 Gallons of Water Jeans

Anne Phillips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Anne Phillips

What is the typical amount of water that one person in America uses per day ? 150 gallons. But look at how much water is being used in the items we are buying.

Africa Water Project Captures Difficulty Of Global Struggle

Joseph B. Treaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joseph B. Treaster

Strong leadership is missing. A few members of Congress have been working on the water problem and Matt Damon, the actor, has made it his cause. But the issue is not getting traction.

'Water' by Steven Solomon: A View From the Melting Himalayan Glaciers

Kai Bird | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Kai Bird

Water is more important than petty feuding nationalisms and achieving water security is a more life-threatening issue to us all than the war on terrorism.

'Water' by Steven Solomon: Water and State Power

Nicolas van de Walle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nicolas van de Walle

A number of other states will see their power and authority dramatically enhanced over the next hundred years by their need and ability to take on the provision of an adequate volume of water for society's needs.

'Water' by Steven Solomon: The Rise and Fall of Civilizations, a Water World Prequel

Charles Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Charles Taylor

Steve Solomon's new book on "Water" is the real world prequel to Kevin Kostner's "Water World." No fiction here, but nonetheless a multitude of wonderful stories and insights brilliantly told.

'Water' by Steven Solomon: Southwest Water Fashions for a New Decade

William J. Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
William J. Kelly

From the increasing use of Astroturf on high school fields to no flush urinals in restaurants and stores, Southwesterners are grappling with how to meet the water challenge.

'Water' by Steven Solomon: Going With the Flow

Howard Morland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Howard Morland

The water crisis is upon us, and unlike in a fiscal crisis, the scarce item cannot be manufactured out of thin air by central bankers. Plus water, unlike oil, has no substitute.

Trying to Save Water When the Law Says Waste It

James McGrath Morris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
James McGrath Morris

Water rights are the most precious thing on can hold in the Southwest. People used to kill each other over them in the old days. Today they use lawyers.

Climbing Kilimanjaro: Please do Something about Deadly Drinking Water

Joseph B. Treaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joseph B. Treaster

Greg Allgood will do almost anything to draw attention to the huge number of poor people - more than 1 billion - whose only drinking water is loaded with bacteria and viruses.

Row For Water: Katie Spotz, Row, Row Our Boat

Steven Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Steven Solomon

As the throngs at Copenhagen pack their bags and disperse from the historic summit back to all corners of the globe, a lone young Ohio woman, Katie Spotz, 24, is getting set to start out on a solitary, sea level voyage.

Water Power

Jonathan M. Winer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jonathan M. Winer

In covering personalities and events, Solomon suggests that societies that know how to take advantage of new ways of using water dominate their time, while those that fail to address water crises disintegrate.

Water Crisis, Energy Crisis, Vicious Cycle

Gal Luft | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Gal Luft

As Solomon correctly points out, we cannot address the water challenge without access to affordable energy. Conversely, we cannot solve the energy challenge without addressing the water challenge.

Row For Water: Why The Journey Of Katie Spotz Matters

The Huffington Post | Amy Hertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It won't be the first time Julie Spotz has accepted an extreme challenge for the cause of drinkable water, a precious resource that's quickly running ...

Recognizing Water for What It's Worth

Dr. Allan Hoffman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Dr. Allan Hoffman

Steve Solomon's new book "Water: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power, and Civilization" is an exhaustively researched and well written contribution to the world's increasing awareness of water issues.