Water Sciences & Insights
 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: 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.
Recent Articles
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Nature, Geometry & Imagery
"Perspectives on Altering Our Perceptions of Water" Interalia Magazine (September 2018).
"Functional Art and Water Science" SciArt (June 2014). "The Commonality of Patterns" SciArt (August 2017).
"Enhancing Interactions between Artists and Scientists via a Common Language" Academic J. Arts Sci. 2 (2013).
"The Nature of Water's Geometry" Science to Sage (July 2013). 
"Water, Fractals, and Watershed Processes" In: Environmental Landscape Sustainability, Sousse Univ. (2012). 

"Hydromimicry: Water as a Model for Technology and Management" Energy Bulletin (August 2011).
"Natural Resource Constraints on the Food System" In: Environmental Nutrition, Elsevier Publ., Chap. 5 (2019).
"Water Footprints Identify Alternatives for Conserving Local Water Resources in California" Water 8 (2016).
"Reducing Water & Energy Footprints via Dietary Changes among Consumers" Int. J. Nutr. Food Sci. 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, Univ. California-Irvine, Chap. 1 (2008).

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