I just finished a great book. Fred Pearce's When the Rivers Run Dry is a slightly frightening look at the growing, global shortage of our most precious resource, fresh water. Now I don't consider myself an alarmist, a truther or even a tree hugger - but this is a must read. For those of us in the civil engineering space it really hits home.
Consider a future where water is scarce. So scarce that wars are fought over it, unimaginable sums of money are exchanged to find, keep and distribute it. Corruption, violence, theft are all commonplace as water reserves disappear. Well, that future is happening now in places all over the world.
It's an enlightening read. Enjoy.