Water Shock may be fiction, but it holds many truths. This compelling work by Milt Burgess is a clarion call to action not only for every person living in the southwestern United States but the on Planet Earth.
In his important work, Burgess leaps forward to the year 2069 when an earthquake liquifies the levees in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, effectively leaving Southern California without water as the region struggles to dig out from the aftermath of the destructive temblor. When terrorists threaten to exacerbate the disaster by attacking the remaining water supply, the Colorado River, the stakes rise even higher.
Water expert Charlie Reagan must battle ideologues along with Mother Nature as he implements patch-work repairs to California’s devastated water infrastructure while he attempts to find a long-term solution to decades of misguided water policy. Water Shock engages the reader through its critical examination of a stark world struggling to survive because the populace of the American southwest and short-sighted politicians cannot come to grips with an unsustainable demand for water.