Water, water, everywhere.
Or is it?
The Sound of Thirst explains the urgency of taking water and wastewater seriously in an age where good management and political will are chronically scarce. This book presents a moral, economic and sustainable case for financing the many trillions of pounds of work needed worldwide in the coming decades to ensure safe water for all – and a cleaner earth.
Leaving behind the old lie that water should be free, The Sound of Thirst explores how the human right to water is about empowering people to make reasoned choices about their destiny – and how mismanagement and political expediency have contributed to global inequality.
Written by a leading water consultant, The Sound of Thirst will appeal to anybody looking to uncover the realities of our common future which lie behind the rhetoric.
David Lloyd Owen lives in West Wales and has spent the last 23 years advising governments, multilateral institutions, financiers and companies about the markets they operate in.