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Back to the Well: Rethinking the Future of Water

by Marq de Villiers

Nova Scotia resident Marq de Villiers won a Governor General’s Literary Award for his 1999 book, Water: The Fate of Our Most Precious Resource, a look at the political, environmental, and cultural uses and misuses of the planet’s most essential natural commodity. A decade and a half on, with climate change a pressing issue, de Villiers returns with a companion volume that examines, among other things, the legal ramifications of globalization on the subject of who “owns” the world’s increasingly precious and imperilled supply of drinkable water.


Reviewer: Q&Q Staff

Publisher: Goose Lane Editions


Price: $32.95

Page Count: 378 pp

Format: Cloth

ISBN: 978-0-8649-075-1

Released: Sept.

Issue Date: November 2015

Categories: Science, Technology & Environment