Forthcoming 2014

Water Scarcity, Security and Democracy: a Mediterranean Mosaic

edited by Holst-Warhaft, G., Steenhuis, T., and de Châtel, F. (GWP-Med and Cornell University).
This edited volume presents a combination of scientific, technical, historical and cultural perspectives on water management in the water-scarce Mediterranean. Rather than presenting a unified view of a single, one-size-fits-all solution, A Mediterranean Mosaic provides a platform for the exchange of ideas between diverse fields, ranging from hydrogeology, law and philosophy to sociology, agricultural science and liberal arts.
The book highlights the layered and multi-faceted richness of the region’s water history and traditions and shows how it can serve as a living laboratory in the search for viable long-term water management strategies.