What are the major issues affecting water resources? Global warming threatens massive sea level rise / James Hansen -- Sea levels will not rise because of global warming / Nils-Axel Mörner, as told to Gregory Murphy -- Agriculture threatens water quality / Marc Ribaudo and Robert Johansson -- Agriculture can benefit the environment and water quality / American Farmland Trust -- Invasive species are a major threat to the Great Lakes / Andy Buchsbaum -- Not all invasive species are bad / Alan Burdick -- Is there a water crisis? -- Water scarcity is creating a global food crisis / Fred Pearce -- Water scarcity is exaggerated / Jonathan Chenoweth -- Armed conflicts will arise over water security / Alex Stonehill -- Armed conflicts will not arise over water scarcity / Andrew Biro -- Desalination is an important part of the solution to California's water crisis / Peter MacLaggan -- Desalination should not play a major role in helping to solve water problems / Phil Dickie -- How should water resources be managed? -- Transferring water from agricultural to urban use is beneficial / Robert Glennon -- The impacts of water transfer on rural communities must be considered / Tyler McMahon and Matthew Reuer -- Water privatization is a good idea / Fredrik Segerfeldt -- Water privatization is a bad idea / Wenonah Hauter -- The Great Lakes Compact is a success / Noah D. Hall -- The Great Lakes Compact is flawed / Mark S. Squillace -- Is drinking water safe? -- Fluoridation of public drinking water is beneficial / Brian Dunning -- Fluoridation of public drinking water is not beneficial and can be harmful / Donald W. Miller -- Bottled water is safe / International Bottled Water Association -- Bottled water may be harmful / Olga Naidenko ... [et al.].