Phi Alum Pens New Book on Water

John Sayers ‘81 April 27, 2012 Alumni News

“Global Thirst: Water and Society in the 21st Century” is a new book by John R. Wennersten ’63, which is now available at Schifferbooks.com. Dr. Wennersten has enjoyed a successful academic career at the University of Maryland system in studying the history of estuaries, rivers and water policy.

In an age of misinformation and public apprehension about climate change, droughts, floods, and polluted drinking water, “Global Thirst” offers a critical perspective on water, its uses, and access, as a major global issue in the 21st century.

Wennersten is a noted author of books on environmental history and public affairs and emeritus professor of environmental history at the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore.  He and his wife live on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.