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This is a visual and explorative journey where we discover water as a common good and humankind’s right to water, while gaining insights into the eternal conflict for blue gold.

Water is crucial to life as we know it. it is a precious resource that has always been the object of struggles, conflicts and impoverishment.

This book is a modern-day atlas – both thematic and geopolitical, with a strong information-design orientation that raises awareness on the right to water as the future for our planet.

The book contains 14 chapters with signature features, charts and maps that provide precious geopolitical insights into the major criticalities concerning water systems: water cycles; water around us; the great rivers; the great lakes; seas and oceans; climate change; virtual water; farming and water safety; an electric drop; dams; water grabbing and human rights; health and hygiene; bottled water.

Emanuele Bompan, environmental journalist and geographer

Federica Fragapane, information designer

Mariarosa Iannelli, president of Water Grabbing Observatory and researcher

Riccardo Pravettoni, geographer and cartographer