Blue Revolution: Unmaking America's Water Crisis by Cynthia Barnett

By Cynthia Barnett

american citizens see water as ample and inexpensive: we activate the tap and out it gushes, for only a penny a gallon. We use extra water than the other tradition on the planet, a lot to quench what’s now our greatest crop—the garden. but such a lot americans can't identify the river or aquifer that flows to our faucets, irrigates our meals, and produces our electrical energy. And such a lot don’t discover those freshwater assets are in deep trouble.

Blue Revolution exposes the reality concerning the water crisis—driven now not as a lot through garden sprinklers as through a practice that has inspired every body, from householders to farmers to utilities, to faucet a growing number of. however the e-book additionally bargains a lot reason behind desire. Award-winning journalist Cynthia Barnett argues that the simplest resolution is additionally the best and low-budget: a water ethic for the US. simply because the eco-friendly stream helped construct information approximately strength and sustainability, so a blue stream will reconnect american citizens to their water, aiding us price and preserve our such a lot life-giving source. keeping off earlier errors, residing inside of our water ability, and turning to “local water” as we do neighborhood meals are all a part of this new, blue revolution.

Reporting from around the nation and around the world, Barnett exhibits how humans, companies, and governments have come jointly to dramatically lessen water use and opposite the water concern. complete metro components, comparable to San Antonio, Texas, have halved in step with capita water use. Singapore’s “closed water loop” recycles each drop. New applied sciences can lessen agricultural irrigation in part: companies can shop loads of water—and loads of money—with designs so simple as recycling air-conditioning condensate.

The first publication to name for a countrywide water ethic, Blue Revolution is usually a robust meditation on water and neighborhood in America.

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