Author Paolo Bacigalupi appeared in the February 26 segment of an NPR Marketplace feature “Water: The High Price of Cheap” commenting about how taking water for granted gets us in trouble. For example, the family farm where he grew up drew water from a federal project, and when circumstances made it unavailable they were especially aware of their dependence on it.
Bacigalupi is known for The Windup Girl and The Drowned Cities. His next novel, out soon, is titled, The Water Knife.
[Thanks to Rich Lynch for the story.]