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How changing the way we think about water and energy can secure the long-term sustainability of both precious resources.

Although it is widely understood that energy and water are the world’s two most critical resources, their vital interconnections and vulnerabilities are less often recognized. This farsighted audiobook offers a new, holistic way of thinking about energy and water - a big picture approach that reveals the interdependence of the two resources, identifies the seriousness of the challenges, and lays out an optimistic approach with an array of solutions to ensure the continuing sustainability of both.

Michael Webber, a leader and teacher in the field of energy technology and policy, explains how energy and water supplies are linked and how problems in either can be crippling for the other. He shows that current population growth, economic growth, climate change, and shortsighted policies are likely to make things worse. Yet, Webber asserts, more integrated planning with long-term sustainability in mind can avert such a daunting future. Combining anecdotes and personal stories with insights into the latest science of energy and water, he identifies a hopeful path toward wise, long-range water-energy decisions and a more reliable and abundant future for humanity.

Published by Yale University Press.

“This is an important and deeply readable book.” - Susan Tierney, Analysis Group

“A wide-ranging, nuanced view of difficult but important issues that require serious consideration at every level, from policymakers, opinion shapers, and educators down to everyday citizens.” - Kirkus Reviews

“Concise, relevant, and engaging” - Choice

©2016 Michael E. Webber (P)2017 Redwood Audiobooks

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Well-researched, balanced view of complex issues

Michael E. Webber is amazing! I have found previous books on water to be one-sided, detailing problems without putting forward concrete solutions. Michael Webber rigorously explores all aspects of the water-energy nexus, examining each angle objectively without judgement, and offering concrete solutions globally and as a consumer. I just ordered a hard copy so I can reference certain chapters and passages later. His language is clear and concise and he covers topics in a way that anyone can understand. He's my favorite professor that I never had!

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  • Chris Young
  • 12-30-17

A must read - a fascinating account of the relationship between water and energy

I’d like to see more of this discussion in the UK where the mistakes you here of in the book continue to be made.
Very interesting and enlightening read about a much deeper relationship between two essential elements required for our survival and progress.