19. April 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: NonFiction, Tammy · Tags: , , ,

Troubled Water: Saints, Sinners, Truth and Lies about the Global Water Crisis by edited by Anita Roddick with Brooke Shelby Biggs, 138 pages, read by Tammy, on 04/17/2012

This month’s reading challenge for our library staff reading competition was to read at least one environmental book.

This was a very informative book which showed it’s facts in a variety of ways: photos, graphs, traditional text, and artwork. This book is defiantly an eye-opening read about the scarcity of clean drinking water throughout the world including countries like the U.S. that traditionally haven’t worried about water supply. It also discusses a variety of ways that countries are trying to deal with this crisis. The author is definitely anti-privatization of water supply and I have to say I agree. Water is a necessity for life and shouldn’t be something that companies make a profit from distributing. That said, I do see a growing challenge for towns, states and countries to continue to provide safe and affordable drinking water for their citizens.