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#ForewordFriday: Not a Drop to Drink Edition

Water shapes every aspect of our lives, but how many of us know where our water comes from or who decides how it's distributed? In his new book, Chasing Water, Brian Richter argues that our water shortages can best be addressed by teaching people how water supply works and giving them a seat at the table in deciding how it is allocated. Richter shows why, just like our bank accounts, the water accounts of individual rivers and aquifers are shaped by deposits and withdrawals. As lawn-watering season begins, Chasing Water will make you think twice about how your local water supply works.