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Towards a Culture of Responsibility
Antoine Frérot; Ángel Gurría, pref.

University of New Hampshire Press
2011 • 192 pp. 21 figs. 6 x 9"
Resource Management / Ecology & Environmental Studies

$19.95 Paperback, 978-1-58465-987-7
$17.99 Ebook, 978-1-58465-990-7

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“This work by Frérot (engineer, Corps des Ponts et Chaussees) touches on scientific and technical aspects of water supply, but is mostly focused on political and economic issues. The book makes the assertion that solutions do exist, both for the preservation of water quality in developed nations and for bringing safe drinking water to the nearly one billion people that lack it.”Book News Inc.

The fastest dwindling and most valuable resource in the world today is not oil, it’s water—clean, safe, fresh water

Clean, fresh drinking water is essential to human and animal life. It’s equally important to the world economy: it functions as a universal solvent, makes possible industrial cooling and transportation, and is necessary for all kinds of agriculture. Antoine Frérot, CEO of Veolia Water, takes us on a tour of the world’s waters, of our water. Lack of clean water kills 2.2 million people every year, and nearly 1 billion people do not have reliable access to clean drinking water. Using examples that transform theory into close-to-home reality, Frérot issues a serious challenge while showing us how to ensure that all the fast-growing cities of Asia, Africa, and Latin America have enough water. He considers how climate change will cause water shortages and explains what we can do now to prevent them. We have the political, economic, and scientific means to ensure the future of water on earth: we need only the will to take action.

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“Without doubt [Frerot] is one of the world’s most knowledgeable persons about water. . . . This timely book is clearly written and logically arranged. . . . Highly recommended.”Choice

ANTOINE FRÉROT is a graduate of the École Polytechnique and an engineer with the Corps des Ponts et Chaussées in France. He is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Veolia Environment.

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