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The Price of ThirstGlobal Water Inequality and the Coming Chaos$
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Karen Piper

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780816695423

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816695423.001.0001

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Water Hoarding in a California Drought

Water Hoarding in a California Drought

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(p.41) One Water Hoarding in a California Drought
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The Price of Thirst
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Karen Piper

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816695423.003.0002

In California, water privatization is occurring through “water banking.” Agribusiness conglomerates can sell their water rights or use them create housing developments, which means that farms are drying up and being replaced by urban sprawl and “private towns.”

Keywords:   Water, Privatization, Environment, Globalization, climate change, food security, social unrest

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