Fresh water is essential to both the ever-expanding human population and the ever-threatened natural landscapes that surround us. And yet, society seems to continually ignore the need for a common-sense approach to—and appreciation of—our freshwater resources and our consumption of this remarkable, life-giving substance that now exceeds its future availability.
This ground-breaking and approachable work, by two of Canada’s most authoritative experts on water issues, redefines our relationship with fresh water and outlines the steps we as a society will have to take if we wish to ensure the sustainability of our water supply for future generations.
"What will we do when the water runs out? More importantly, how do we develop an ethical relationship with water, nature and ourselves? In Ethical Water, a well-written, provocative and slender book with a strong Canadian focus, these questions are explored by Robert Sandford, the Canadian chair of the UN’s International Decade for Action ‘Water for Life’, and Merrell-Ann Phare, executive director of the Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources."
-Alternatives Journal Click here for more
"Within the deep blue covers of Ethical Water flow a clear image of why the current Western Worldâ€™s view on how to manage water is profoundly unsustainable, all capped with a sensible, concise prescription for a vital solution."
-Lynn Martel, Rocky Mountain Outlook Click here for more