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Middle East where swelling populations and unchecked development have stressed fresh water supplies nearly beyond remedy Political struggles for control of water rage around the globe and rampant pollution daily poses dire ecological theats With one eye on these looming crises and the ot. An enjoyable light read on the issue of water at the turn of the centuryIt is interesting that in the age of space exploration and as we search for habitable planets across the galaxy or extra terrestrial life that we are so focused on three tiny atoms of the most primitive variety When combined in this bizarre ménage à trois they behave rather strangely Densest in liuid form at roughly 4 degrees Celsius it is the prime element of life as we know itMar de Villiers book is a somewhat dated but very thought provoking introduction to water management use abuse and conservation c1999 The book has nice flow is seldom dry and uenches a thirst for a basic understanding the the historical and contemporary uses of waterPuns aside the book uses memorable concrete examples to illustrate some of the issues surrounding water today or well 17 years ago These are perennial issues such as the diversion of water from tributaries to the Aral sea for cotton and agriculture Or the rights of 'up stream' and 'down stream' nations over a shared resource Egypt and Ethiopia Sinking auafers in the United States or the Sahara Salination and desalinationThe book paints a dark picture but is far from alarmist His recommendations are well thought out and explained though radical environmentalists and left wing progressives would be alarmed that he sees hope in the market mechanism water pricing to reduce consumption Of the three strategies at the close of the book the best is the second as the first and the third are difficult to achieve en masse

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Water The Fate of Our Most Precious ResourceHer on the history of our dependence on our planet's most precious commodity de Villiers has crafted a powerful narrative about the lifeblood of civilizations that will be a wake up call for concerned citizens environmentalists policymakers and water drinkers everywhere Publishers Weekly. I feel this book suffers somewhat from its buckaroo attitude but it offered a very helpful and personable introduction to water conflicts around the world

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Water: The Fate of Our Most Precious Resource review ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ In his award winning book WATER Mar de Villiers provides an eye opening account of how we are using misusing and abusing our planet's most vital resource Encompassing ecological historical and cultural perspectives de Villiers In his award winning book WATER Mar de Villiers provides an eye opening account of how we are using misusing and abusing our planet's most vital resource Encompassing ecological historical and cultural perspectives de Villiers reports from hot spots as diverse as China Las Vegas and the. Maybe it's the fact that I've read a lot of books on water but this one didn't really grab me Most of what De Villier wrote is stuff I knew It could be over familiarity with the subject means I need to read technical writings and papers It could also be that the book is close to 15 years old so the information is a bit dated He didn't rely on the same old stories I've read in other books but many of those took place after this book was published It would seem to make sense to read the books Cadillac Desert and Last Oasis since he references them so often