Scarce Water: Technology, Control and Solutions

Fromm Institute at University of San Francisco – Fall 2009

Rod Handeland Monday 1-2:40 pm



Bibliographic Resources Updated Nov. 2, 2009


Overall Scare Water Recommended Books


Water: The Fate of Our Most Precious Resource, Marc De Villiers, 2000.


Great Thirst: Californians and Water History, Norris Hundley, Jr. 2001.


Whose Water Is It?: The Unquenchable Thirst of a Water-Hungry World, Douglas Jehl, Bernadette McDonald, 2004.


Other Scarce Water Book Resources


Cadillac Desert : The American West and Its Disappearing Water, Marc Reisner, 1993.


Last Oasis: Facing Water Scarcity, Sandra Postel, 1997.


Life's Matrix: A Biography of Water, Phillip Ball, 2001.


Steam: The Untold Story of America's First Great Invention, Andrea Sutcliffe, 2004.


Water for Sale: How Business and the Market Can Resolve the World's Water Crisis, Fredrik Segerfeldt, 2005.


Liquid Assets: Demographics, Water Management, and Freshwater Resources, Jill Boberg, 2006.


Pillar of Sand: Can the Irrigation Miracle Last? Sandra Postel, 1999.


The World's Water 2008-2009: The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources, Peter Gleick, 2009.


State of the World 2007: Our Urban Future, Worldwatch Institute, 2007.


Dam!: Water, Power, Politics, and Preservation in Hetch Hetchy and Yosemite National Park, John Simpson, 2005.


The Battle over Hetch Hetchy: America's Most Controversial Dam and the Birth of Modern Environmentalism. Robert Righter, 2006.


Big Dams of the New Deal Era: A Confluence of Engineering And Politics, David Billington, Donald Jackson, 2006.


Aqueduct Empire: Guide to Water in California 1968 and Understanding California Water 2003, California water: Challenges and Crises 2008, Erwin Cooper.


Vital Water Graphics, 2002, UN Environment Program.


Sustaining California Agriculture in Uncertain Future, Pacific Institute 2006.


Scarce Water Articles and Research Report URL Links

Agriculture, Irrigation

Agricultural Water Management Council - Home
Agroecology, Small Farms, and Food Sovereignty - Monthly Review
AWMC Cal Report
Drip irrigation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
PacInstit - Irrigation Sensors
PacInstit Sustaining Ag Exec Summary
Precision Pays

California and West

2008 SFPUC Water Quality Report
A Western Water War Slows Some Solar Projects -
Aquafornia Current Issues
Aquafornia Photos
Aquifornia - Central Valley Project
Aquifornia Central Valley Salinity
Aquifornia Delta
Aquifornia SoCal
CA Reservoir Capacity Hydro Basin
Cal Agriculture Water Fact Handbook
Cal Facts 2004 State Economy
California Report In Dry Times, Deep Reservoir of Water Solutions Circle of Blue WaterNews
California Reservoir Levels
California Water Districts
California Water Impact Network (C-WIN) Pumping water and cash from Delta
California's Water An LAO Primer
City Brights Peter Gleick Saving California Agriculture
CVP Water Subsidies - EnvirWorkGrp EWG
Economist - California's Water Wars
Editorial Historic California water agreement is a positive step forward - Inside Bay Area
Environmental Water Account Program Threatens to Dry Up Farms and Soak Taxpayers
Glen Canyon Photos
Guide to Dammed California
L.A.'s rainwater harvesting program
LA Water Engineering - Hydraulic Mining and Controversy
Legislative Delta Policy and Water Bonds
Mississippi River Links
PacInst - Cal Water 2020 Sustainable Vision
Project details - Central Valley Project - Bureau of Reclamation
Proposed Water Plant Raises Growth Issues in Marin County -
San Francisco Streams
Saving California agriculture from the growing water crisis. watersanity
Saving The Bay » The Series
SF Bay Perils AAAS
SF Estuary Institute
SF Wastewater Treatment Plant
SFBCDC - History of the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission
SFWATER.ORG Rainwater Harvesting
Siera Nevada Rivers - Monthly Average Flows
Sierra Club Delta (Louisiana) Chapter Atchafalaya Basin page
SoCal MWD Rate Plan
USGS - CA Ground Water
USGS - Ground Water Atlas of the US - California Nevada
USGS - Ground Water Atlas of the US, Segment 1, California, Nevada
USGS Professional Paper 1766 Groundwater Availability of the Central Valley Aquifer, California
Windmills of California
Woods Institute - Water in the West Workshop


An Integrated Urban Water Strategy
Conservation among keys to coping with water woes - San Jose Mercury News
Google Image Result for
OECD Observer Pricing water
Public Citizen - Water Privatization Issues & Debates
Questions and Answers About Large Dams International Rivers
The State of the Art for Water Management
TVA From the New Deal to a New Century
U.S. Must Rethink Policies on Water Supply
Water for Sale Council on Hemispheric Affairs


Ancient irrigation Iran
Atmospheric water generator - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Body water - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cheaper desalination - Economist
Climate Change Science Compendium 2009 - United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Greywater Recycling
Greywater Sustainable Investment
Gristmill Water Power State of Rainwater
HISTORY OF THE WATER PUMPING WINDMILL IN AMERICA. A facinating yet not well known part of our history - Well Illistrated
How Hydrogen Fuel Cells Work
Human Body Water
Hydroelectricity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hydrop Power Plants
Leakey Aquifer Restoration
Mesopotamia Environmental Change
Nanotechnology and rainmaking
Niagara Falls History of Power
Norman Borlaug Economist
Ocean Wave Energy
Pacific Institute Reports
PacInstit - Sustaining Cal Ag in Uncertain Future
Rainwater Harvesting Guide
Stationary Energy Storage, Pumped Water for Hydro
Tankless Water Heaters
Vital Water Graphics
Water Purification
Water Wired
Waterless Toilet Metaefficient
Waterless Toilets
Why is the Ocean Salty
Windmill - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Windmill History to 1875

Water Cycle, Statistics

Estimated Use of Water in the United States in 2000--Figure 7 (USGS Circular 1268)
Falling Fertility - Economist
Millennium in maps series of maps from National Geographic
Origin of water on Earth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pacific Institute Publications Reports and Research
SAIS Water Issue
Search Results domestic water use OR freshwater OR agriculture OR industry, page 2 - Maps and Graphics at UNEP-GRID-Ar
The Water Cycle Feature Articles
The Water Cycle Water storage in ice and snow, from USGS Water Science for Schools
The world's water, 1998-1999 the ... - Google Books
US Groundwater Depletion
Vital Water Graphics
Water Archives - Bancroft UC


Aral Sea
China Irrigation
China Water Plans
Dams in India
Economist India Monsoon 2009
Google Image Result for
Himalayan Watershed Shortages, MegaProjects, Environment Threats
History of the Mississippi River and Tributaries Project
History of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
Millennium Development Goals
No India Aquifer Loss
Northern river reversal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Rainforest Facts
Researchers see dramatic drop in Indian groundwater; fear severe water shortages
River Facts
River Systems of the World
Siberia Water, Environment
Siberian Water to Save the Aral Sea EcoWorld
The James Bay Project (1972) historical context, economic impact and related links
The Sayano-Shushenskaya dam accident - The Big Picture -
Trying to green the growing Gobi Desert - World Blog -