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MSI Director & Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future Fellow Gail Holst-Warhaft co-edits new book on water scarcity

In the words of CIES' Mediterranean Studies Initiative Director & Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future Fellow Gail Holst-Warhaft, 'The earliest laws we know of concern water. In the dry lands of the Mediterranean, North Africa, and the Middle East, water was always a precious substance, even if it was free.'

Holst-Warhaft, in collaboration with Cornell Professor Tammo Steenhuis (Biological & Environmental Engineering) and Journalist and Author Francesca de Châtel, has co-edited a new book on the water crisis in the Mediterranean and Middle East entitled Water Scarcity, Security, and Democracy: A Mediterranean Mosaic.