"The Haida people of Canada's Pacific coast have a saying that brings out the challenge of protecting our natural heritage very vividly. They challenge us to turn the telescope around with the saying: 'We do not inherit the land from our forefathers, we borrow it from our children'. If all of us approached issues from this perspective, we would take a firm step back from the ecological brink and breathe easier while our oceans and seas renew their resources.
This fascinating book explains not only why we need to restore balance, but more importantly how we can do it." - from the Foreword by Zac Goldsmith, Director of The Ecologist.
The global problem of fresh water depletion is addressed. The seriousness and the need to have concern about this crisis are emphasized. The causes for this crisis and some suggestions in handling this alarming situation at the local level with reference to Indian conditions are discussed in detail.
With sustainable water policies and practices, innovative growers like Rogers and irrigation districts are already moving California toward more equitable and efficient water management and use. A new report and video from the Pacific Institute, California Farm Water Success Stories, uses seven case studies to showcase agricultural water use innovations and demonstrate how these alternatives to traditional approaches can help California meet its water management challenges now and into the future.
The Three Gorges Dam (TGD) and associated infrastructure is the largest integrated water project built in the history of the world. It has also been one of the most controversial due to its massive environmental, economic, and social impacts. This brief provides an analysis and update of how the situation has progressed.
This book is alerting the world to a crisis: we are using more water than is available in the places where we live. For some, in the wet regions, peak water will never occur, but for the people of the USA, Africa, Southern Europe, India, Middle East and China, it is already here. We can either stop soaking it up or face up to the greatest threat to our way of life we have ever known.
"This fascinating book explains not only why we need to restore balance, but more importantly how we can do it." - from the Foreword by Zac Goldsmith