Joining the debates begun by Cadillac Desert and Water is For Fighting Over, A Thirsty Land, ranges from epic struggles over water usage in the face of climate change and population growth to innovative technologies for increasing the supply.
As a changing climate threatens the whole country with deeper droughts and more furious floods that put ever more people and property at risk, Will there be enough water for everyone? Is there the will to take the steps necessary to defend ourselves against the sea? Is it in the nature of Americans to adapt to nature in flux?
The most comprehensive—and comprehensible—book on contemporary water issues, A Thirsty Land delves deep into the challenges faced not just by Texas but by the nation as a whole, as we struggle to find a way to balance the changing forces of nature with our own ever-expanding needs.