Water Driven

Revolutionary Cultural Landscapes

Ken Nicolson

Water Driven

Ken Nicolson

Distributed for Hong Kong University Press

168 pages | 60 b/w illus. and 1 table | 6 x 9
Hardcover $49.00 ISBN: 9789888528417 Published April 2020 AAUKEU - ALL AMERICAS & UNITED KINGDOM & EUROPE
Water Driven presents stirring tales from around the world recounting humankind’s endeavours to solve water crises. Our creative solutions in the face of adversity have driven agricultural, industrial, and technological revolutions, creating some of the most iconic cultural landscapes, ranging from rice paddies to reservoirs and from wells to windmills. Today, rapidly growing urban populations are competing for a shrinking share of a finite water supply. The number of cities on the brink of running dry or, like Hong Kong, surviving from day to day by importing the bulk of their water, is alarming. The pressure is on to pursue a new, environmental revolution that will inspire the next generation of more sustainable, water-driven cultural landscapes.
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