When we turn on the tap or twist open a tall, cold plastic bottle, we might not give a second thought to where our drinking water comes from.But how it gets from the ground to the glass is far more complex than we might think. With concerns over pollution and new technologies like fracking, is it safe to drink tap water? Should we feel guilty buying bottled water? Is the water we drink vulnerable to terrorist attacks? With springs running dry and reservoirs emptying, where is our water going to come from in the future?
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Through exploring core questions in water managementâwhether people have a right to access drinking water, whether it âshould be managed as a commodity for sale or a public good,â what it means for water to be clean and safeâSalzman lucidly addresses controversial topics, such as the Clea...Sep 10 2012 | Read Full Review of Drinking Water: A History
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Drinking Water explains the overlooked and surprising history of drinking water from Biblical conflicts to overpriced mineral water.| Read Full Review of Drinking Water: A History
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