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

By Cynthia Barnett

Americans see water as plentiful 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 this planet, a lot to quench what’s now our biggest crop—the garden. but so much americans can't identify the river or aquifer that flows to our faucets, irrigates our nutrients, and produces our electrical energy. And so much don’t notice those freshwater resources are in deep trouble.

Blue Revolution exposes the reality concerning the water crisis—driven now not as a lot via garden sprinklers as via a practice that has inspired every body, from owners to farmers to utilities, to faucet an increasing number of. however the booklet additionally deals a lot explanation for desire. Award-winning journalist Cynthia Barnett argues that the easiest resolution is usually the best and low-budget: a water ethic for the US. simply because the eco-friendly flow helped construct expertise approximately power and sustainability, so a blue circulation will reconnect americans to their water, aiding us price and preserve our so much life-giving source. heading off prior blunders, residing inside our water capacity, and turning to “local water” as we do neighborhood meals are all a part of this new, blue revolution.

Reporting from around the state and around the world, Barnett indicates how humans, companies, and governments have come jointly to dramatically lessen water use and opposite the water drawback. complete metro parts, corresponding to San Antonio, Texas, have halved according to capita water use. Singapore’s “closed water loop” recycles each drop. New applied sciences can scale down agricultural irrigation in part: companies can keep loads of water—and loads of money—with designs so simple as recycling air-conditioning condensate.

The first booklet to name for a countrywide water ethic, Blue Revolution is usually a robust meditation on water and neighborhood in the United States.

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