Although it is widely understood that energy and water are the world’s two most critical resources, their vital interconnections and vulnerabilities are less often recognized. A new book offers a fresh, holistic way of thinking about energy and water—a big picture approach that reveals the interdependence of the two resources, identifies the seriousness of the challenges, and lays out an optimistic approach with an array of solutions to ensure the continuing sustainability of both.
Author Michael Webber offered a brief summation of his new book, Thirst for Power: Energy, Water and Human Survival, and discussed the interconnections between energy and water, their vulnerabilities, and the path toward a more reliable and abundant future for humanity.
Daniel J. Fiorino
Director, Center for Environmental Policy, American University School of Public Affairs