The Western U.S. and the World Water Crisis Analytical Essay by Top Papers

The Western U.S. and the World Water Crisis
An examination of two readings that address water use in India and the world vision for water use.
# 139099 | 750 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2008 | US

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The paper examines a reading that describes the problems of water use in India. The paper looks at how the author is highly critical of government plans to build dams and irrigation projects. The paper then presents a second reading that is a world vision for water use that focuses on policy at a national and international level. The paper describes how these are contrasted with the needs of the American west which are somewhat different.

From the Paper:

"The experiences and issues regarding water use and management in the Western United States, while very different from those experienced in India, nontheless do confirm some, though not all of the basic problems outlined by the World Water Vision report. The World Water Vision is a global effort to "increase awareness of the water crisis and develop a widely shared view of how to bring about sustainable use and development of water resources"(Cosgrove and Rijsberman, pp. xii). As such it focuses on water use from a global perspective. The recommendations outlined are thus very different from the..."

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