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Reflections

Understanding Our Use and Abuse of Water

«Mark Zeitoun's most recent book offers a highly informative and convincingly argued set of reflections on water. It leads the reader beyond the simplistic truisms about water into the world of social complexity, of the insatiable thirst for power and of brutality of armed conflicts. He argues that human ingenuity is using water "in impressively clever and incredibly myopic ways" Can this change? Yes, it can and there are elements of a more farsighted approach visible in the evolution of international law. However, real progress will require a better understanding of water and the present book will help.»

Danilo Türk, Former President of the Republic of Slovenia and Chairman of the Global High Level Pane
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Forlag
Oxford University Press Inc
Innbinding
Innbundet
Språk
Engelsk
ISBN
9780197575123
Utgivelsesår
2023
Format
16 x 24 cm

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«Mark Zeitoun's most recent book offers a highly informative and convincingly argued set of reflections on water. It leads the reader beyond the simplistic truisms about water into the world of social complexity, of the insatiable thirst for power and of brutality of armed conflicts. He argues that human ingenuity is using water "in impressively clever and incredibly myopic ways" Can this change? Yes, it can and there are elements of a more farsighted approach visible in the evolution of international law. However, real progress will require a better understanding of water and the present book will help.»

Danilo Türk, Former President of the Republic of Slovenia and Chairman of the Global High Level Pane

«Zeitoun's book reflecting on water use and abuse is a highly readable and accessible account of the complexities surrounding a topic which is fundamental to all our lives. It spans politics, history, sociology, philosophy and law as well as the practicalities of managing water and how this has evolved over time. It serves as an excellent primer for both specialists and non-specialists on an increasingly pertinent topic which interplays with climate change, armed conflict, and health - something which is increasingly relevant as waterborne diseases, their drivers and their impacts affect the most vulnerable in our societies.»

Aula Abarra, Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, Imperial College London

«In Reflections Mark Zeitoun journeys from the beautiful to the barbaric - from sunlit pools to wells stuffed with corpses - and in the process reveals water as a mirror to the modern world and its terrible pathologies. Combining the practical insights of an engineer with the sensitivities of a philosopher and the anger of a concerned global citizen, this is a lucid, astute and poignant set of reflections. Highly recommended.»

JAN SELBY, Chair in Politics and International Relations, Sheffield University

«Prof Zeitoun provides us an elegant call for civility in the ways we individually and collectively deal with one of our most precious resources. Essential to the future of humankind - indeed instrumental in determining our potential horizons, he escorts us back and forth between the ways we feel about water and the things we do with it - revealing unpleasant truths about our collective use and abuse of and through water. Whether it is taken for granted or the underlying cause of wars, treated as commonplace or hoarded selfishly, water is critical to our futures in ways eloquently explained and illustrated in this rewarding read.»

Jamie Bartram, Professor Emeritus, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

«A frank and powerful assessment by one of the most knowledgeable water specialists. A compelling argument is made for understanding our relationship with water in a new way, rather than treating it as a political or economic commodity. A must-read for anyone who wants to reconnect with water and contribute to social justice.»

LAURENCE BOISSON DE CHAZOURNES, Professor of International Law, University of Geneva

«Zeitoun's wealth of experience - from the frontlines of armed conflict to the sharp edge of political negotiations - gives him a voice of authority, wisdom and humanity on the use and abuse of water, with its life-or-death implications. He shows us in no uncertain terms that our relationship with - and respect for - water is vital to the future of our planet and all who live on it, holding the key to destruction and (re)construction in equal measures.»

ROBERT MARDINI, Director-General, International Committee of the Red Cross

«A compelling manifesto that resonates deeply.»

MARWA DAOUDY, Seif Ghobash Chair in Arab Studies, Georgetown University

«An important book that will focus minds on the consequences of misunderstanding water and how we can change our perceptions and actions.»

Tristan Gooley, Author of How to Read Water

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