When we turn on the tap or twist open a tall plastic bottle, we probably don?t give a second thought about where our drinking water comes from. But how it gets from the ground to the glass is far more convoluted than we might think.In this revised edition of Drinking Water, Duke Unive... rsity professor and environmental policy expert James Salzman shows how drinking water highlights the most pressing issues of our time. He adds eye-opening, contemporary examples about our relationship to and consumption of water, and a new chapter about the atrocities that occurred in Flint, Michigan. Provocative, insightful, and engaging, Drinking Water shows just how complex a simple glass of water can be.
Chronicles the availability of drinking water while revealing how political dynamics will influence the supply of drinking water in the future, exploring such topics as tap water safety and the susceptibility of water to terrorist attacks.