Adjunct Instructor Publishes Book on Water
February 27, 2014
Tompkins Cortland Community College adjunct faculty member John A. Conners has written a book that examines one of the world’s most important natural resources: water. Groundwater for the 21st Century: A Primer for Citizens of Planet Earth is a comprehensive and current overview covering both groundwater science and groundwater use by humans. The book is published by The McDonald & Woodward Publishing Company, a nearly 30-year-old company that produces and markets books internationally, specializing in cultural and natural history, natural resources, and educational materials.
Groundwater for the 21st Century was written for use by a broad audience, ranging from professionals in fields that interface with the sciences, management, and use of groundwater resources to interested lay readers wanting to know more about the status of an essential resource upon which their lives depend. As Conners notes in his book, although groundwater constitutes 98% of the liquid fresh water on the planet, throughout the world groundwater resources are being depleted and contaminated, without thought given to the fundamental value to humankind. The book was written in an effort to increase the groundwater literacy of readers, both locally and globally.
Conners teaches geology and mathematics courses at the College.