Global water narrative has American roots
How did water become considered a resource? What values guide its management?
Circle of Blue reporter Brett Walton spoke with Dr. Jeremy Schmidt, lecturer in geography at the University of Durham, about his new book, Water: Abundance, Scarcity, and Security in the Age of Humanity. Schmidt argues that the dominant global water narrative — of abundance leading to scarcity and now concerns about security — developed from early 20th century American ideas.
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