“She has one of the most thorough and comprehensive understandings of her subject of anyone alive.” — Globe and Mail We are complacent. We bask in the idea that Canada holds 20% of the world’s fresh water, confident that we will always have enough. Water crises face other countries, but not ours. We could not be more wrong. In Boiling Point, bestselling author and activist Maude Barlow lays bare the issues facing Canada’s water reserves, from long-outdated water laws to our unmapped and unprotected groundwater reserves, from agricultural pollution to industrial-waste dumping, from boil-water advisories to the effects of de-forestation and climate change. This will be the defining issue of the coming decade, and most of us have no idea that it is on our very own doorstep. Barlow is one of the world’s foremost water activists and she has been on the front lines of the world’s water crises for the past 20 years. She has seen first-hand the scale of the water problems facing much of the world, but also many of the solutions that are being applied. In Boiling Point, she brings this wealth of experience and expertise home to craft a compelling blueprint for Canada’s water security. Passionate and cogent, this could be the most important book of the year for Canada and Canadians.