Water issues in the Middle East are very complex, highly technical and centralized. They are also very human. Many books deal with the former aspects, but very few deal with the latter. Francesca de Châtel’s book is one of them, and probably the best of them all.
– David Brooks, director of research, Friends of the Earth Canada, 2007
Anyone wishing to be brought up to date on the issue of water in the Middle East, in an original, rather succinct, and also very human way, should read this book.
– Arnon Soffer, professor of geography, University of Haifa, Middle Eastern Studies, 2008
The book is highly readable and challenging. [I]t should be read by all those with an interest in water and especially those from all disciplines searching for ways to adapt to water scarcity.
– W. M. Edmunds, University of Oxford, Journal of Islamic Studies, 2009