Water


essential for life

Freshwater is essential for human life. Affordable and ample freshwater is also essential for our modern world — not just for 6+ billion people to drink, but for the industrial agriculture system that feeds us and the increasingly high-tech manufacturing system that employs and sustains us. Unfortunately, climate change threatens both to reduce available freshwater for expanding cities and agricultural lands that desperately need it. Declining fossil fuels supplies get a lot of attention, but our declining freshwater supplies may well be a bigger and more dangerous challenge.

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Bill Rees - Why Degrowth?

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Post Carbon Fellow Bill Rees recorded in April at the Vancouver Degrowth Event on why degrowth is the only realistic path to sustainability.

Watch the Q&A for this event

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A Colorado Delta Community Reconnects with its River

Sandra Postel    Apr 04, 2014   

Two days after the initial release of water at Morelos Dam, Michelle Selinas expresses sheer delight at the return of the Colorado River. Photo by Cheryl Zook / National Geographic   On … >>

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We’re Heading Into the Rapids All Wrong

Sandra Postel    Jan 08, 2013   

Lately, as I ponder our societal response, or lack of it, to the challenging times ahead – the droughts and floods and heat waves and crop failures, which we’ve tasted only as … >>

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WATER: Adapting to a New Normal

Sandra Postel

EXCERPT: Water, like energy, is essential to virtually every human endeavor. It is needed to grow food and fiber, to make clothes and computers, and, of course, to drink. The growing number … >>

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