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By Cynthia Barnett

americans see water as ample and inexpensive: we activate the tap and out it gushes, for under a penny a gallon. We use extra water than the other tradition on the earth, a lot to quench what’s now our greatest crop—the garden. but such a lot americans can't identify the river or aquifer that flows to our faucets, irrigates our meals, and produces our electrical energy. And such a lot don’t notice those freshwater assets are in deep trouble.

Blue Revolution exposes the reality concerning the water crisis—driven no longer as a lot by means of garden sprinklers as by means of a convention that has inspired each person, from householders to farmers to utilities, to faucet a growing number of. however the ebook additionally deals a lot cause of desire. Award-winning journalist Cynthia Barnett argues that the easiest answer is usually the easiest and cost-efficient: a water ethic for the United States. simply because the eco-friendly flow helped construct wisdom approximately power and sustainability, so a blue circulate will reconnect americans to their water, supporting us price and preserve our so much life-giving source. warding off prior blunders, dwelling 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 kingdom and worldwide, Barnett indicates how humans, companies, and governments have come jointly to dramatically lessen water use and opposite the water predicament. complete metro parts, reminiscent of San Antonio, Texas, have halved in step with capita water use. Singapore’s “closed water loop” recycles each drop. New applied sciences can reduce 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 e-book to name for a countrywide water ethic, Blue Revolution is additionally a robust meditation on water and group in America.

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