Thirsty Country

A highly informative consumer’s guide to the issues concerning fresh water in Australia today and in the future

‘A brilliant and incisive account of one of the most pressing issues of our times.’


Jacana books  Allen&Unwin

Thirsty Country

by Åsa Wahlquist

Thirsty country

In Thirsty Country, award-winning journalist Åsa Wahlquist explains, in an easy and accessible way, Australia’s natural systems of water supply and how its use has been dominated by politics, local agendas, short-term aims and vocal lobby groups.
It presents the latest forecasts for how climate change will impact on our water supplies and challenges some long-held myths.

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