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Only a Revolution in Our Thinking Can Save Us From a Water Crisis

Cynthia Barnett's new book, "Blue Revolution" issues a call for an American water ethic.

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No mention of the epic drought, surely a top concern of voters in the Heartland. If you dig a little further, into each party’s platform, the message seems to be that more money for more water infrastructure is the answer.

That was the 20th-century answer – and it has left us high and dry.

Tara Lohan is a freelance writer and former senior editor at AlterNet. She is the editor of two books on the global water crisis, including Water Matters: Why We Need to Act Now to Save Our Most Critical Resource. Follow her on Twitter @TaraLohan or visit her website, taralohan.com.

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