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Replenish : the virtuous cycle of water and prosperity / Sandra Postel

By: Postel, SandraPublisher: Washington, DC : Island Press, [2017]Copyright date: ©2017Description: ix, 323 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781610917902; 1610917901Subject(s): Water | Water conservation | Water use | Water-supply | Water consumption | Water resources development | Water-supply engineeringDDC classification: 551.48 LOC classification: GB661.2 | .P67 2017
Contents:
Water Everywhere and Nowhere -- Back to Life -- Put Watersheds to Work -- Make Room for Floods -- Bank It for a Dry Day -- Fill the Earth -- Conserve in the City -- Clean It Up -- Close the Loop -- Let It Flow -- Rescue Desert Rivers -- Share
Summary: "Sandra Postel takes readers around the world to explore water projects that work with, rather than against, nature's rhythms. In New Mexico, forest rehabilitation is safeguarding drinking water; along the Mississippi River, farmers are planting cover crops to reduce polluted runoff; and in China, "sponge cities" are capturing rainwater to curb urban flooding. Efforts like these will be essential as climate change disrupts both weather patterns and the models on which we base our infrastructure. We will be forced to adapt. The question is whether we will continue to fight the water cycle or recognize our place in it and take advantage of the inherent services nature offers. Water, Postel writes, is a gift, the source of life itself. How will we use this greatest of gifts?"--Dust jacket
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Water Policy & Sustainability


Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-312) and index

Water Everywhere and Nowhere -- Back to Life -- Put Watersheds to Work -- Make Room for Floods -- Bank It for a Dry Day -- Fill the Earth -- Conserve in the City -- Clean It Up -- Close the Loop -- Let It Flow -- Rescue Desert Rivers -- Share

"Sandra Postel takes readers around the world to explore water projects that work with, rather than against, nature's rhythms. In New Mexico, forest rehabilitation is safeguarding drinking water; along the Mississippi River, farmers are planting cover crops to reduce polluted runoff; and in China, "sponge cities" are capturing rainwater to curb urban flooding. Efforts like these will be essential as climate change disrupts both weather patterns and the models on which we base our infrastructure. We will be forced to adapt. The question is whether we will continue to fight the water cycle or recognize our place in it and take advantage of the inherent services nature offers. Water, Postel writes, is a gift, the source of life itself. How will we use this greatest of gifts?"--Dust jacket

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