Water in Plain Sight
Hope for A Thirsty WorldBook - 2016
Water scarcity is on everyone's mind. But as anxiety mounts - even as a swath of California farmland has been left fallow and extremist groups worldwide exploit the desperation of people losing livelihoods to desertification-many are finding new routes to water security, with key implications for food access, economic resilience, and climate change.In this timely, important book, Judith D. Schwartz presents a refreshing perspective on water that transcends zero-sum thinking. By allying with the water cycle, we can revive lush, productive landscapes. Like the river in rural Zimbabwe that, thanks to restorative grazing, now flows a mile further than in living memory. Or the mini-oasis in West Texas nourished by dew. Animated by stories from around the globe, Water In Plain Sight is an inspiring reminder that fixing the future of our drying planet involves understanding what makes natural systems thrive.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2016
Edition: First edition
Characteristics: 250 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number: 333.91 SCH