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Executive Summary

``When the well is dry, we know the worth of water.''
Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanac, 1746.

``Water is a very good servant, but it is a cruel master.''
C.G.D. Roberts, Adrift in America, 1891.

``If the wars of this century were fought over oil, the wars of the next century will be fought over water--unless we change our approach to managing this precious and vital resource.''
Ismail Serageldin, Vice President of the World Bank, 1995.


Andy Wingo 2001-12-10