When the Rivers Run Dry: What Happens When Our Water Runs Out? (Paperback)
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Short Description for When the Rivers Run Dry That we face a water crisis is no idle threat. This book reveals the stories behind failing rivers, barren fields, desertification, floods and water wars. Giving a picture of the consequences if no remedial action is taken, it also gives an explanation of the steps we must take to ensure the 'blue revolution' the world needs.
- Published: 02 April 2007
- Format: Paperback 368 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781903919583 ISBN 10: 1903919584
- Sales rank: 184,034
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Full description for When the Rivers Run Dry
The world is running out of water. Even in the UK our reservoirs empty and there are drought warnings and hose pipe bans each year. Some of world's largest rivers now trickle into sand miles from the ocean, exhausted by human need. Water is 'the new oil' - except we can live without oil; there are no alternatives to fresh water. From Kent to Kenya, Fred Pearce explores the complex origins of the growing world water crisis. His vivid reportage reveals the personal stories behind failing rivers, barren fields, pollution, desertification, floods and water wars. Is there hope? Yes - but only if we revolutionize the way we treat water. This phenomenally important book shows us just how essential it is that each one of us takes responsibility for the way we use this crucial resource now - before all our rivers run dry.