Last Call at the Oasis

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Last Call at the Oasis

The Global Water Crisis and Where We Go from Here

By Karl Weber (Editor)

PublicAffairs, Paperback, 9781586489786, 248pp.

Publication Date: April 24, 2012


If there was a price placed on clean water we might start treating it like it has value. Maybe when it's gone we'll realize we can t drink oil or money. Dave Matthews
Less than 1 percent of the world's water is fresh and potable and no more will ever be available. Thanks to pollution, global warming, and population growth, water access is poised to become today's most explosive global issue. This book, based on the film "Last Call at the Oasis" by Academy Award(r) winning director Jessica Yu, offers insights into the coming water crisis from visionary scientists, policymakers, activists, and environmentalists, including:
ROBERT MORAN on how oil and mineral development pollute and divert water supplies often beyond public scrutiny PETER H. GLEICK on discovering the soft path to global water security ROBERT GLENNON on how the power of markets can help protect the world's water LYNN HENNING on how a family farmer became a passionate water activist ALEX PRUD HOMME on how the water crisis affects us all GARY WHITE on how innovative social and economic strategies can make clean water available even for the world's poorest people HADLEY ARNOLD AND PETER ARNOLD on how arid regions like America's Southwest can wisely husband water supplies for cities and farmers alike ROBYN BEAVERS on how today's smartest businesses are making sustainable water management a competitive advantage ZEM JOAQUIN on nine ecofabulous ways of saving water at home and doing it with style BILL MCDONOUGH on how smart design can preserve water's Endless Resourcefulness for generations to come

No resource on earth is more precious or more endangered than water. "Last Call at the Oasis" is a powerful tool for learning about the water challenges we face as well as the remarkable solutions available to us if we have the will to use them.

About the Author
Andrew W. Savitz knows about sustainability from working as one of the lead?partners in the Sustainability Business Services practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he helped firms both large and small increase their profitability and responsiveness to environmental and social issues. Before that, he was a senior environmental enforcement official for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Savitz now runs Sustainable Business Strategies, an independent advisory firm based in Boston.

Karl Weber is an author specializing in business, social, and political topics. He coauthored the business best-seller "The Power of We with Jonathan Tisch, CEO of Loews Hotels," as well as "How to Grow When Markets Don't" with acclaimed management consultant Adrian Slywotzky.

Praise For Last Call at the Oasis

Midwest Book Review
“With concern mixed in with optimism for a better solution, “Last Call at the Oasis” is a strong pick for environmental issues and studies collection and for readers who want to understand the importance of water in coming years.”