Advance Praise for
The Great Lakes Water Wars

"[An] excellent primer for getting up to speed on what could be one of the region's most important - and contentious - issues in the coming decades."
— Dan Egan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Nov 6 2006

"[A] fascinating and ambitious book...Annin walks readers through a detailed history of projects intended to manipulate the lakes ... [and] breathes life into the subject of water laws and their related policy. The book is a policy road map for readers who want to learn about the proposed Great Lakes Compact … a one-of-a-kind book about Great Lakes water laws that could wind up being the first of many to come."
— Tom Henry, Toledo Blade, Dec 17 2006

"The Great Lakes Water Wars... offers an intriguing, comprehensive look at attempts to divert water from the lakes… Annin vividly brings to focus the water wars embroiling the Great Lakes. [The book] should be a valuable reference for water and international policy makers, academics, and public officials...Highly recommended."
— Choice Magazine, Apr 1 2007

"Annin's book serves as a well-researched warning … [about the] consequences to making the wrong political and economic decisions."
— Jay Burney, ArtVoice, December 2006

"I grew up close to Lake Michigan… and never thought about the water. Now, Peter Annin comes along with a history of the Great Lakes' various water-authority shenanigans… an absorbing, compulsively readable account of a very polarizing issue—who does own the freshwater in the Great Lakes? With global water shortages looming, Annin makes [the] case …that the future of the lakes and the region's life style is at risk. He's given me something to think about next time I visit my home state."
— Bill Karpowicz, Earthjustice

"This is the definitive book about the fight over Great Lakes water. The book does for the Great Lakes what Ansel Adams’s photos did for Yosemite—it shows the world what a precious and irreplaceable resource the Great Lakes are, and why it is so important that they be protected."
— Noah Hall, professor, School of Law, Wayne State University

"This is a thoroughly researched, well-balanced, and captivating history and analysis of the increasing tensions and possible solutions related to water use and diversion from the Great Lakes. It is both inspiring and a startling reminder of the Lakes’ vulnerabilities. Everyone who lives in the Great Lakes Basin should read it; everyone who takes freshwater for granted should read it."
— Deborah L. Swackhamer, co-director, Water Resources Center, and professor of environmental chemistry, University of Minnesota

"Peter Annin has put his considerable skills as a journalist to good use. The Great Lakes Water Wars is elegantly written, clearly and logically organized, and anchored to a set of marvelous stories. It is the definitive book on the struggle over the Great Lakes."
— Robert Glennon, Morris K. Udall Professor of Law and Public Policy, University of Arizona and author of
Water Follies: Groundwater Pumping and the Fate of America’s Fresh Waters

"Water is the lifeblood of the forty million people who live in the Great Lakes Basin. The Great Lakes Water Wars is a captivating account of past challenges as well as the social, economic, and ecological challenges we must overcome as our insatiable thirst exceeds nature’s ability to provide. It is a comprehensive and easy read, placing Great Lakes water woes in a global context. This book should be required reading for anyone whose life depends on Great Lakes water."
— Michael P. Dombeck, former chief of the U.S. Forest Service, professor University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and University of Wisconsin System Fellow of Global Conservation