To put it simply, this was not a good read. Far from it. Recent Dystopian YA fictions that I have read have really disappointed me (For e.g. Ship Breaker). The Water Wars was worse than Ship Breaker. The premise was excellent, and that is what appealed to me. But Cameron Stracher fails to explore the potential of the premise entirely.
I wouldn't go into the details, but this was a major disappointment.