Use these resources to explore themes and ideas found in the text. This list is updated periodically. Feel free to include your own readings, and news or blog articles from your country or region.


Peter H. Gleick and Michael Cohen, The World’s Water (Oakland CA: Pacific Institute, 2018).

Our Thirsty World.” National Geographic

Water cycle explanation

Water Molecules- part 2. Canadian Museum of Nature, 2 Sept 2011.

Water Part 1- The Water Cycle and First Civilizations. Real Climate News, 2011.

Charles Fishman, The Big Thirst (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2011).


Rafael Ziegler and David Groenfeldt, Global Water Ethics (New York: Routledge, 2017)

“Safeguarding the Environment.” Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church. Vatican City: Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, 2004.

Frank Turner, SJ. “Water in Catholic Social Teaching.” Ecology and Jesuits in Communication (EcoJesuit) 31 Aug. 2013.

Christiana Z. Peppard, Just Water: Theology, Ethics, and the Global Water Crisis. Maryknoll: Orbis, 2014. Print.

United Nations. International Hydrological Programme. Water and Ethics: Water and Ecology


Elizabeth Mcanally, Loving Water Across Religions (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 2018).

Bradley, Ian C. Water: A Spiritual History. London: Continuum, 2012. Print.

Moseley, Lyndsay, ed. Holy Ground: A Gathering of Voices on Caring for Creation. San Francisco, CA: Sierra Club, 2010. Print.

Schaefer, Jame, “Valuing Water with Gratitude and Restraint, A Catholic Theological Imperative”.


Center for Global Environmental Education. Watershed Action website.

Clean Water Action.

Clear Blue Global Water Project.

Community Water Initiative.