Do we truly understand the significance of fresh water in an era of economic globalisation? Aimed at the educated non-specialist as well as scholars, Just Water explores important aspects of the global fresh water crisis while also providing ethical analysis and principled recommendations about fresh water use and scarcity in the 21st century. Ultimately, Just Water invites us to expand global discourse about the value of fresh water—unique, non-substitutable substance that serves as a baseline for human existence. At the same time this book offers tools for understating and appreciating contemporary ethical problems posed by looming fresh water scarcity in the 21st century.
Christiana Z Peppard is Assistant Professor of Theology, Science, and Ethics at Fordham University in New York. Her expertise and publications tend to dwell at the interface of epistemology, historiography, naturalism, feminist theory, theology, and ethics. She received the 2013 Catherine Mowry LaCugna Award from the Catholic Theological Society of America.