For this month's Readers' Review: "Drown" -- the debut collection of short stories by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Junot Diaz. Twenty years ago, Diaz published ten heart-breaking tales about a fragmented family from the Dominican Republic finding their way in 1980s America.
The earth’s population is growing at a steady rate, and the agriculture and industry it takes to maintain this population uses more and more water every year. Many analysts believe that these demands, combined with wasteful and inefficient water management practices, are stressing the world’s freshwater stores beyond their limits. A panel talks about the political and environmental issues created by the world’s increasing demand for fresh water.
- John Briscoe senior water advisor for the world bank
- Sandra Postel Director of the Global Water Policy Project
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