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Virtual Water: Tackling the Threat to Our Planet's Most Precious Resource Paperback – Illustrated, 8 Apr 2011
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'I heartily recommend the book as essential reading as is not only informative but also fun and easy to read.' --Barbara Frost, CE of WaterAid
Books such as this remind us that even in a world deplete with looming environmental crises, we should still find time to contemplate the future of our most precious resource. --Jonathan Wright, Geographical
About the Author
Professor Tony Allan is acknowledged as a world authority on water issues and as a leading voice for sustainable water development. He advises governments and organisations around the world and received the prestigious Stockholm Water Prize in 2008 for his pioneering contributions to understanding and communicating water issues. He is Professor of Geography at King's College, University of London.
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Because of Allan and this book I can't eat a cereal bar without thinking of all the hundreds of gallons of water embedded in the grain, sugar and fruit center. I can't type this review on a computer without thinking of the water embedded in the energy (thermal, hydro, or worst of all biofuel) to keep my screen lit up and the cloud server storage running somewhere. And so it goes with my blue jeans, my insulated office, my paper.
Human ingenuity is unlimited.
Energy may be unlimited.
Fresh water? Profoundly and measurably limited.
That makes water -- more than gold, greenbacks, or oil the most valuable liquid asset on earth, and Allan becomes the modern day Adam Smith of how we can begin to give it the value it deserves.
This is the stuff of breathless sensationalist headlines on the news and no doubt its author has generated much media for his department and most likely helped attract funding for his university with this concept, and after all isn't this what university academia is all about (or so it seems to me sometimes)
Don't waste your money would be my assessment