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The Big Thirst by Charles Fishman
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Apr 30, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: damn-you-book-tease, true-stuff, book-group, everyday-normal
Read from April 23 to 28, 2012

Where does your water come from? Do you ever stop to think about how it gets into the tap? Because here in America most of us just expect that when we turn the faucet the water will come out and that it will be safe to drink. Big Thirst is an eye opening book about some of what goes on behind the scenes to get water from where it lives to where you live, and the pain and politics that take place between. There are places in the world where people spend a substantial portion of their lives aquiring and managing water, and still it isn't enough, and often not safe. And there are places where water is abundant, and squandered. This book doesn't necesarily give us individual answers but it will certainly make you think. I'd recomend this to anyone in America who can turn on their tap with confidence.

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