In Replenish: The Virtuous Cycle of Water and Prosperity (Island Press), Sandra Postel acknowledges society’s past mishaps with managing water and emphasizes our future is contingent upon rehabilitating our science, tech, and political solutions. To understand our past and provide hope for our future Sandra takes readers around the world to explore water projects that work with, rather than against, nature’s rhythms. Sandra discusses her journey to learning about these projects. What’s more, Sandra recognizes the complex nature of issues and addresses all aspects of water issues and solutions. In our conversation, Postel discusses water as a gift and leaves the audience to think about how they will use this great gift. Chris Gambino is an Assistant Professor in the School of Agriculture and Environmental Science at Delaware Valley University. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Seven western states agreed this week share the waters of the Colorado River, something that’s proved difficult after two decades of drought. Success of the deal hinges on dramatically cutting water usage, but at least there’s a pledge to cooperate. Yet around the world, population growth paired with rising demand for water-intensive consumer goods is rapidly draining available fresh water faster than they can be replenished, and in many cases, there are no blueprints in place to correct that imbalance. This week on “Wake” we’ll look at the risk of an American and global water crisis and what if anything can be done to stop it. Helping us do that is this week's guest: Sandra Postel, director, Global Water Policy Project, author, "Replenish: The Virtuous Cycle of Water and Prosperity" If you enjoy this discussion, follow Wake on Twitter @WakeOnAir. To share feedback with us, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Taped: March 22, 2019. Hosted by Luke Vargas.
In this episode of Deeply Talks, Tara Lohan, Water Deeply’s managing editor, speaks with author and water expert Sandra Postel about her newest book, Replenish: The Virtuous Cycle of Water and Prosperity, and about today’s major water problems, and solutions.