Hydrology: A Question of Birthright

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All the rivers run into the sea; Yet the sea is not full; Unto the place from whence the rivers come, Thither they return again.

—Ecclesiastes 1:7

Without it there can be no life, and down through the ages man has accepted the water around him as a gift from God—a birthright to be squandered or saved according to the demands of circumstance. Confident of an unending supply from earth's mighty rivers and timeless seas, man has wasted water and polluted it. Parched by unpredictable droughts, he has migrated thousands...

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