Here are around 55 books written about global water and sanitation issues. Check your nearest library to read the book for free. Or order the book online at the most awesome Powell’s. Or better yet, visit an independent retailer in your community and buy local.

2050 by Dave Borland

A River No More by Philip L. Fradkin

A Story That Stands Like a Dam: Glen Canyon and the Struggle for the Soul of the West by Russell Martin

Blue Covenant: The Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Water by Maude Barlow

Blue Gold: The Fight to Stop the Corporate Theft of the Worlds Water by Maude Barlow and Tony Clark

Bottlemania: How Water Went on Sale and Why We Bought It by Elizabeth Royte

Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water by Mark Reisner

¡Cochabamba!: Water War in Bolivia by Oscar Olivera

Dry Spring: The Coming Water Crisis of North America by Chris Wood

Dying Wisdom: Rise, Fall and Potential of India’s Traditional Water Harvesting System by the Centre for Environment and Science

Food and Water: Threats, Shortages and Solutions by Bernard S. Cayne (Editor) and Jenny E. Tesar

From Reclamation to Sustainability: Water, Agriculture and the Environment in the American West by Lawrence J. MacDonnell

Global Change: Enough Water for All? by by José L. Lozán / Hartmut Grassl / Peter Hupfer / Lucas Menzel / Christian-D. Schönwiese

Keepers of the Spring: Reclaiming Our Water in an Age of Globalization by Fred Pearce

Last Oasis: Facing Water Scarcity by Sandra Postel, Linda Starke (editor)

Life’s Matrix: A Biography of Water by Phillip Ball

Liquid Assets: The Critical Need to Safeguard Freshwater Ecosystems by Sandra Postel

Making Water Everybody’s Business (a continuation of Dying Fall) published by the Centre for Environment and Science

Peak Water by Alex Bell

Pillars of Sand: Can the Irrigation Miracle Last? by Sandra Postel

Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands (Vol. 1): Guiding Principles to Welcome Rain into Your Life And Landscape by Brad Lancaster

Rivers for Life: Managing Water For People And Nature by Sandra Postel

Reflected in Water: A Crisis of Social Responsibility by Colin Ward

Rivers of the Green Swamp: An Anthology by a collective of Florida writers, academics, and graduate students at the U. of South Florida – St. Petersburg.

Rivers of Empire: Water, Aridity, and the Growth of the American West by Donald Worster

Take Me to the Source : In Search of Water by Rupert Wright

Tapped Out: The Coming World Crisis in Water and What To Do About It by Paul Simon

The Green Living Guide to Home Water Conservation by Reenita Malhotra

The New Create an Oasis with Greywater: Choosing, Building and Using Greywater Systems – Includes Branched Drains by Art Ludwig

The Toilet Papers: Recycling Waste and Conserving Water by Sim Van der Ryn

The World’s Water by Peter H. Gleick

The Sound of Mountain Water by Wallace Stegner

Thirst: Fighting the Corporate Theft of Our Water by Alan Snitow & Deborah Kaufman, with Michael Fox

Troubled Waters: Confronting the Water Crisis in Australia’s Cities edited by Patrick Troy

To The Last Drop by Andrew Wice

Unquenchable: America’s Water Crisis and What To Do About It by Robert Glennon

Water: A Natural History by Alice Outwater

Water: A Resource in Crisis by Eileen Lucas

Water: Almost Enough for Everyone by Stephanie Ocko

Water Engineering in Ancient Civilizations: 5000 Years of History by Pierre-Louis Viollet

Water Follies: Groundwater Pumping and the Fate of America’s Fresh Waters by Robert Glennon

Water for Sale: How Business and the Market CanResolve the World’s Water Crisis by Fredrik Segerfeldt

Water: Rethinking Management in an Age of Scarcity by Sandra Postel

Water Storage: Tanks, Cisterns, Aquifers, and Ponds for Domestic Supply, Fire and Emergency Use–Includes How to Make Ferrocement Water Tanks by Art Ludwig

Water: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power, and Civilization by Steven Solomon

Water: The Fate of Our Most Precious Resource by Marq De Villiers

Water: The International Crisis by Robin Clarke

Water Wars: Drought, Flood, Folly And The Politics Of Thirst by Diane Raines Ward

Water Wars: Privatization, Pollution, and Profit by Vandana Shiva

Waterscapes: Planning, Building and Designing with Water by Herbert Dreiseitl

Water Voices by 77 authors, editor, William E. Marks

Wellsprings: A Natural History of Bottled Spring Waters by Francis Chapelle

When the Rivers Run Dry: Water, the Defining Crisis of the Twenty-first Century by Fred Pearce

Who Owns the Water? by Klaus Lanz (Editor), Lars Müller (Editor), Christian Rentsch (Editor), René Schwarzenbach (Editor)

Whose Water Is It?: The Unquenchable Thirst of a Water-Hungry World by Bernadette Mcdonald

4 thoughts on “H20 BOOKS

  1. ‘Water Voices from Around The World’ is the only book published in conjunction with the UN’s international decade of water.
    Each of the 77 authors in this book presents unique water knowledge from around the globe. These authors represent every walk of life, and include recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize, the Stockholm Water Prize, and the Heinz Environmental Award.
    Three years in the making, ‘Water Voices’ is an oversized hardcover tabletop book that contains 230 pages and 400 color photographs – many with informative captions.
    ‘Water Voices’ gives us a visual journey into the esoteric and mystical worlds of water, while the letters and articles present guidance, new insights, and unique research about this universally rare and precious entity.

  2. Dear Water Friend, Thank you for your website; I arrived here through the title of Ms. Royte’s new book on water. I am a “water activist,” is that is the term, and a group of us are currently fighting Nestle/Poland Spring re: large scale water extraction.

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