The Three Eras of Water

The Three Eras of Water

This "info-art," or infographic, is based on Peter Gleick's essay, "Facing Down the Hydro-Crisis." It encapsulates the relationship history between man and water, as divided into the three eras described by Gleick. The infographic portrays the evolution of water technology, including its immediate successes of human progress, including the disadvantages of that progress. Peter Gleick's scientific, social, and historical findings detailed in his essay are translated into this piece, putting those patterns in a contemporary light.

"Facing Down The Hydro-Crisis" was originally published in the World Policy Journal (©2009 World Policy Institute.  Used by permission), and this infographic originally appeared in the book, Safe Agua (©2010 Designmatters at Art Center College of Design).

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