Get Replenish: The Virtuous Cycle of Water and Prosperity PDF

By Sandra Postel

ISBN-10: 1610917901

ISBN-13: 9781610917902

We have disrupted the usual water cycle for hundreds of years which will keep watch over water for our personal prosperity. but each year, restoration from droughts and floods expenses billions of bucks, and we spend billions extra on dams, diversions, levees, and different feats of engineering. These monstrous tasks not just are dicy financially and environmentally, they generally threaten social and political balance. What if the reply was once now not extra keep an eye on of the water cycle, yet fix and replenishment?


Sandra Postel takes readers around the globe to discover water tasks that paintings with, instead of opposed to, nature’s rhythms. In New Mexico, woodland rehabilitation is safeguarding consuming water; alongside the Mississippi River, farmers are planting disguise plants to reduce polluted runoff; and in China, “sponge towns” are taking pictures rainwater to reduce city flooding.


Efforts like those could be crucial as weather switch disrupts either climate styles and the types on which we base our infrastructure. we are going to be pressured to evolve. The query is whether or not we'll proceed to struggle the water cycle or realize our position in it and reap the benefits of the inherent companies nature deals. Water, Postel writes, is a gift, the resource of existence itself. How do we use this maximum of gifts? 


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