Water in Western Australia
An engrossing environmental history that offers a new understanding of the past, this book questions our way of life as we approach an uncertain future in a drying climate.
For nearly 200 years the visions and aspirations of the people of Australia’s west have been characterised by an unquenchable thirst. Ruth Morgan uncovers the fear of running out of water — a fear that has long gripped the region’s inhabitants and loomed large on the state’s political agenda. It has shaped how urban and rural Western Australians learned to live with the effects of a variable climate on their water supply, lifestyle, and livelihood. + Full description
This is a story of hardship and persistence; of inclusion, exclusion and defiant profligacy in the face of growing scarcity, through a period of great development and social change. An engrossing environmental history that offers a new understanding of the past, Running Out? questions this way of life as we approach an uncertain future in a drying climate.- Short description