Water

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Damming the Peace

The hidden costs of the Site C Dam

Since the 1970s, the Site C Dam in northeastern British Columbia’s Peace River Valley has been touted by BC Hydro and successive governments as necessary to meet the province’s … 272 View

Dry Run

Preventing the Next Urban Water Crisis

In the Age of Scarcity now upon us, fresh water shortages are an increasingly serious global problem. With water restrictions emerging in many developed countries and water diversions for … 312 View
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Forward and Preface

From: Dry Run

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For this book, I’ve chosen to focus on my first love in the professional world, water, a subject to which I devoted a considerable part of my early professional career. With the arrival of … 7 $0.70 Add
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Preface

Framing the Shot

From: Damming the Peace

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B.C. filmmaker and photographer Alex Harris shares how she came to document the controversial Site C Dam under construction in B.C.’s Peace River Valley. Wroking with a handful of … 9 $0.90 Add
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A Short History of Water

From: Dry Run

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In this chapter you’ll learn a little of the fascinating history of water and civilization and how politics, economics and water have been part of the history of the US, especially of the … 11 $1.10 Add
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Burning Planet

From: Getting to Zero

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Explores the big picture of ongoing global warming, and the lack of impact to date of the Paris Accord. Summarizes the threat to soil, water, and air. 23 $2.30 Add
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Introduction

From: Damming the Peace

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In the Introduction, author Wendy Holm describes the Site C dam project in B.C. and summarizes the impacts and effects of the project which are analyzed and critiqued in other chapters of the … 5 $0.50 Add
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Energy Alternatives to the Site C Dam in a Climate-Challenged World

From: Damming the Peace

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Sustainable energy expert Guy Dauncey looks at alternatives to the Site C dam under construction in B.C.’s Peace River Valley for meeting the electricity needs of British Columbia, and … 28 $2.80 Add
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Patterns of Water Use

From: Dry Run

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In this chapter, we look at where water comes from, how it is allocated among various uses and how much each individual uses. We’ll look briefly at water use in cities, homes and offices, … 13 $1.30 Add
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Urban Water Crises

From: Dry Run

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Urban water crises are not just a thing of the future, they are happening all around us as long-term reductions in rainfall and runoff tie in with short-term multiyear droughts. In this chapter, … 21 $2.10 Add
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Will Canada’s Future Be Dammed? Site C Could Be the Tip of the Iceberg

From: Damming the Peace

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David Schindler, one of the world’s foremost water ecologists, explains the role of major dams, like Site C in B.C.’s Peace River Valley, in Canada’s climate change strategy. He … 11 $1.10 Add
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“That’s How We See It”

Trauma and Indigenous Resistance

From: Damming the Peace

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Journalist Andrew MacLeod interviews respected First Nations leader Helen Knott about the impact of the Site C dam under construction in B.C.’s Peace River Valley on her community, and in … 17 $1.70 Add
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On Technology, Agriculture, and the Arts

Fifty Million Farmers

From: Peak Everything

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There are reasons to think that our current anomalous abundance of inexpensive food may be only temporary; if so, present and future generations may become acquainted with that old, formerly … 20 $2.00 Add
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Part 2: Sustainable Community Building Blocks

Water and Sewage

From: Toward Sustainable Communities

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North America is abundant in lakes and rivers yet, in many regions, water resources are in critical supply. Costs for operating, maintaining and expanding sewage treatment facilities continue to … 14 $1.40 Add
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Urban Water Management

From: Dry Run

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What are the opportunities for urban water management in the coming decade, the second of this century? Where should cities be looking for means and methods to meet their water supply … 22 $2.20 Add
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Bison, Blue Jays, Rainbow and Walleye

Peace River Biodiversity

From: Damming the Peace

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B.C. wildlife biologist Brian Churchill describes B.C.’s Peace River Valley’s unique biodiversity and what would be destroyed by the Site C dam under construction there. Adjacent to … 16 $1.60 Add