Schmidt, Jeremy J.

Water: abundance, scarcity, and security in the age of humanity - New Delhi Sage 2018 - xii, 308

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Humans take more than their geological share of water, but they do not benefit from it equally. This imbalance has created an era of intense water scarcity that affects the security of individuals, states, and the global economy. For many, this brazen water grab and the social inequalities it produces reflect the lack of a coherent philosophy connecting people to the planet. Challenging this view, Jeremy Schmidt shows how water was made a "resource" that linked geology, politics, and culture to American institutions. Understanding the global spread and evolution of this philosophy is now key to addressing inequalities that exist on a geological scale.

9789352800391 (hardbound : alk. paper)


Water resources development, E & E Enviroment (K-27)
Water conservation
Water security
Water-supply--Political aspects
Environmental justice
Human rights and globalization.

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