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Water in Plain Sight

Hope for a Thirsty World
Narrated by: Tia Rider
Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
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Water scarcity is on everyone's mind. Long taken for granted, water availability has entered the realm of economics, politics, and people's food and lifestyle choices. 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. Water does not perish, nor require millions of years to form as do fossil fuels. However, water is always on the move.

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 miles further than in living memory. Or the food forest of oranges, pomegranates, and native fruit-bearing plants in Tucson, grown through harvesting urban wastewater. Or the mini-oasis in West Texas nourished by dew. Featuring a new introduction from Chelsea Green Publishing's 2019 paperback edition and 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.

©2016 Judith Schwartz (P)2019 Chelsea Green Publishing

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Study into the central role of water in climate and biology in the water cycle. You will rarely hear these issues in the media but what the author raises are crucial to charting humanity’s path forward for a thriving planet. A healthy dose of hope amidst the pressing urgency. Very well researched.

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