The future of water is the future of humankind. Are we living in the century of droughts? Of floods? Or both? How water will run in our societies, will impact global power relations, the environment and the balance between rich and poor. It will define war and peace and the destinies of countries and continents. Nobody can escape the consequences.
These are issues raised by professor and historian Terje Tvedt in his book A Journey in the future of water. Based on a journey to 25 countries all over the world the book presents an original and comprehensive narrative of the challenges we will face in relation to this most precious resource. The book also carries interviews with leading politicians, common people and experts. It is heavily illustrated with beautiful and striking images from all the visited countries and from the different topics that are discussed in the book.
In March 2005 the United Nations launched its “Water for life” decade.
The world leaders declared that water is of paramount importance to development and survival of societies. The Journey in the Future of Water deals with one of the most important topics on the international agenda and a topic that is becoming more central day by day.
The book is written by a water expert who is also an historian, geographer and political scientist. It gives an original, fascinating and dramatic narrative of one of the most crucial issues facing human kind. The book was first published along with a TV-documentary.