The Blue Wars: The Rise in Global Competition for Water
(And Why You Should Care)
This is the official web site for the forthcoming book The Blue Wars: The Rise in Global Competition for Water
The target audience is the lay citizen, business leaders and global thought leaders and policy makers. The purpose is to present how water issues are driving major change in the world - and will drive much greater change in the near future. Conflicts at all levels of society - ranging from litigation to social-political discord to armed conflict to weakened global security - are ongoing and will increase dramatically in the next decade. Impacts to economic development, industry, agricultural production and public health will be exceptional, and much of the world is ill prepared. The reader will be educated in regard to the fundamental forces at work - population growth, economic development and climate change - and the vast array of environmental, social, political and economic vulnerabilities that exist throughout the world. Numerous case studies (e.g., India, South Africa, Egypt, Brazil, China) will be presented as proof points to illustrate the gravity of the situation. The way forward is then presented, which outlines priorities for all societal levels and a prospective global management framework.
This book is being written by Joe Rozza, P.E., BCEE, who currently leads the Global Water Resource Sustainability program for one of the largest global supply chains in the world. He is an environmental engineer with nearly 20 years of water resource management and sustainability experience in both the public and private sectors. He has a long history of speaking at national and international conferences on water resource sustainability topics. This is his first book.