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Water: Towards a Culture of Responsibility

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Clean, fresh drinking water is essential to human and animal life. It's equally important to the world economy: it functions as a universal solvent, makes possible industrial cooling and transportation, and is necessary for all kinds of agriculture. Antoine Frerot, CEO of Veolia Water, takes us on a tour of the world's waters, of our water. Lack of clean water kills 2.2 mi ...more
Paperback, 181 pages
Published April 12th 2011 by University Press of New England (first published March 29th 2011)
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May 22, 2011 rated it it was ok
A bit of a snooze. The prose has a stodgy white papery feel to it, which is probably exacerbated by the translaiton from the French. Frérot, a private-sector water executive and engineer, doesn't offer big ideas but rather incremental adjustments to the systems by which people get their water, and spends an inordinate amount of space on municipal water supplies in the developed world. For a book written by an engineer, many of the figures are dismayingly difficult to read.

On the other hand, Frér
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