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Mar 11, 2020

There is nothing more important than water for life on Earth. Not having clean water is a real and common crisis for many people around the world. Do we take this essential resource for granted?  

This Books That Make You episode addresses one of the most important issues of our time. Clean water is needed in developing countries and areas of the world now more than ever. Guest John Dracup is the author of Clean Water for Developing Countries. His book is a guide for those who want to learn about this important topic. 

Listen as John Dracup and Books That Make You host Desireé Duffy discuss the various methods people can implement to provide clean water in the areas of our planet that need it the most. Filtration, disinfection, safe storage, transport, pumps, sanitation, cultural issues and more are all expertly outlined in the pages of this revolutionary book.  

John Dracup is a civil engineer and hydrologist. In addition to being an author, he holds degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Washington, Seattle, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge and the University of California, Berkeley 

John Dracup has taught water resource engineering and hydrology at both the University of California, Los Angeles and UC Berkeley. His research is focused on the optimization of large-scale water resource systems and the impact of climate change on hydrologic variables. He has conducted clean water projects in Africa, in Central and South America. In 2015 the Rotary Foundation cited him for his efforts in supplying clean, safe water in developing countries. 

Listen to this informative episode and find out more about John Dracup’s Clean Water for Developing Countries on the Books That Make You website. There you can discover more shows, authors and explore all the books that make you who you are.