Advance Praise for Water In Plain Sight

"Judith Schwartz's work gives us not just hope but also a sense that we humans — serial destroyers that we are — can actually turn the climate crisis around."

Gretel Ehrlich, author of Facing the Wave: A Journey in the Wake of the Tsunami

"Judith Schwartz shows how better management of our land and water could change the climate. What a great book!"

Alice Outwater, author of Water: A Natural History

"Hope, like water, often lies hidden just out of sight. Water in Plain Sight helps us find both."

Jim Robbins, author of The Man Who Planted Trees: Lost Groves, Champion Trees, and an Urgent Plan to Save the Planet

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About Judith

Judith D. Schwartz is a journalist whose recent work looks at soil as a hub for multiple environmental, economic and social challenges-and solutions. She writes on this theme for numerous publications and speaks in venues around the world. Her 2013 book "Cows Save the Planet" was awarded a Nautilus Book Award Silver Prize for Sustainability and is among Booklist's Top 10 Books On Sustainability. A graduate of the Columbia Journalism School and Brown University, she lives in Vermont. Read more…

About Water in Plain Sight

Water scarcity is on everyone's mind. Long taken for granted, water availability has entered the realm of economics, politics, and people's food and lifestyle choices. But as anxiety mounts - even as a swath of California farmland has been left fallow and extremist groups worldwide exploit the desperation of people losing livelihoods to desertification - many are finding new routes to water security with key implications for food access, economic resilience, and climate change.
Animated by stories from around the globe, Water In Plain Sight is an inspiring reminder that fixing the future of our drying planet involves understanding what makes natural systems thrive.