The Water Wars in France Eerily Resemble Scenes from The Ministry for the Future

Like a lost chapter from  Kim Stanley Robinson’s now seminal near-future science fiction novel The Ministry for the Future, reporting from Info France 2, Collectif Bassines Non-Merci, Le Huffington Post, Midi Libre, France24,  The New York Times, and Le Monde details the recent clashes in the French western region of Nouvelle-Aquitaine (and other parts of the country) to water scarcity brought on by drought conditions in France.  At issue:  the future of water management and government policy and projects guided by the French government’s deployment of a controversial  “mega-basin” strategy.