Water Sciences & Insights
Writings
 Universal Water
Universal Water: The Ancient Wisdom and Scientific Theory of Water (Inner Ocean Publishing 2002) was West's first work to target both a technical and non-technical readership. It examines water from the perspectives of science, naturalism, and ancient wisdom. The contention that water serves as a mediator for planetary and universal phenomena is examined in light of philosophies, theories, and insights (often unfamiliar and sometimes controversial) that have been shared throughout history. It is available through Amazon and the author.
Altered Perceptions: Addressing the Real Water Crises (Unlimited Publishing 2006) focuses on prevalent views of water in the industrialized world and their influence on the crises facing freshwater resources and the oceans. Rather than suggesting solutions to such crises, the book explores perceptions through which we might attain a more balanced relationship with water. Altered Perceptions was written specifically for a non-technical audience and requires no background in water science or history. It is available through Amazon and the publisher.
 Altered Perceptions
In keeping with the forum's theme of providing people with opportunities to reassess their perceptions of water, West has authored three books and a wide range of articles and papers. Descriptions of the books and their ordering information, as well as a sampling of articles published in journals or books, are provided on this web page.
Hydromimicry
Hydromimicry: Strategies for a Water Planet (Water Sciences & Insights 2009, 2010) explores the micro- and macro-scale roles of water with a focus on supporting or emulating them in our approach to natural resource and energy challenges. Water can serve as a model for the decisions and strategies we employ to address today's environmental and technological issues, including those that are rarely associated with water. The second edition of Hydromimicry presents thirty examples of mimicking water's unusual attributes and is available through the author.
Selected Articles
The articles may be viewed by clicking on their respective titles. Additional articles are available here
Nature, Geometry & Imagery
"Functional Art and Water Science"  SciArt in America (June 2014).
 
"Enhancing Interactions between Artists and Scientists via a Common Language" International Journal of Arts & Sciences 2 (2013).
 
"Water, Fractals, and Watershed Processes" In: Issues Relating to Environmental Landscape Sustainability, Sousse University (2012). 

"Hydromimicry: Water as a Model for Technology and Management" Energy Bulletin (11 August 2011).
 
"Water and Nature's Geometry" In: Proceedings of the Geometry of Nature Symposium, WS&I (May 2008). 
 
"Molecular Network Dynamics" and "Water Symbolism" In: The Water Encyclopedia, Wiley Interscience (2005).
 
"Hydration Structures and Dynamics: An Alternative Perspective on Remediation Processes" Physical and Thermal Technologies C2 (2000). 
"Water footprints identify alternatives for conserving local water resources in California" Water vol 8 (2016).
 
"Reducing water and energy footprints via dietary changes among consumers" International Journal of Nutrition and Food Sciences 3 (2014).
 
"Potential Water Quality Challenges Posed by Human Responses to Climate Change" In: Environmental Geotechnology, Energy and Global Sustainable Development, ISEG (2012).

"Perspectives on the Relation between Water and Carbon" In: Aqua Science, Water Resources and Low Carbon Energy, AIP vol 1251 (2010). 

"Water Requirements and Impacts Associated with Alternative Energy Sources" In: Water Scarcity, Global Changes, and Groundwater Management Responses, University of California-Irvine (2008).
 
"Options for the Disposal of Wastewater Effluent in Hanalei, Hawaii" In: US Geological Survey Report 1219 (2007).
 
"Potential Atmospheric Contribution of Methane from Fractured Bedrock Aquifers" EOS 81 (2000).


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