Thirst: Water and Power in the Ancient World by Steven Mithen – review

Guardian: Today the world faces a water crisis. One billion people (a seventh of the population) don't have access to clean drinking water and 2 billion live without adequate sanitation. In the future, as the population increases and the effects of climate change become ever more severe, efficient management of water supplies will be essential. But we have been here before. As Steven Mithen shows, civilisations in the ancient world also solved challenging water supply problems: "the heroes of this book" are......

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