Every Drop for Sale

coverEvery Drop for Sale: Our Desperate Battle Over Water in a World About to Run Out, by Jeffrey Rothfeder, from Jeremy P. Tarcher Inc., ISBN 158542367X. Less than 1% of the total water on Earth is fit for human consumption - and human consumption of water is doubling every 20 years. The dramatic gap between those who have adequate water for survival and those who don't has led to tensions in some areas just short of open war. As water tables decline, a question arises: is water a fundamental right of everybody on Earth, or just something humans need that can be bought and sold like any other commodity?