Terra Verde

What Water Wants – March 18, 2022

Satellite photo of the dry Colorado River Delta
A Lidar-derived digital elevation model image of the dry Colorado River Delta in Mexico. Photo by Daniel Coe.

As the cycles of flood and drought intensify across the world, we are quickly learning that our water infrastructure — think dams, levees, sea walls, reservoirs, wells — are either not holding up or are actually making the problems we face much worse. So what can we do to build and maintain a healthier relationship with water? Earth Island Journal editor and Terra Verde host, Maureen Nandini Mitra, talks with Erica Gies, science journalist and author of the new book Water Always Wins, to find out.