In Replenish: The Virtuous Cycle of Water and Prosperity (Island Press), Sandra Postelacknowledges society’s past mishaps with managing water and emphasizes our future is contingent upon rehabilitating our science, tech, and political solutions. To understand our past and provide hope for our future Sandra takes readers around the world to explore water projects that work with, rather than against, nature’s rhythms. Sandra discusses her journey to learning about these projects. What’s more, Sandra recognizes the complex nature of issues and addresses all aspects of water issues and solutions. In our conversation, Postel discusses water as a gift and leaves the audience to think about how they will use this great gift.Chris Gambino is an Assistant Professor in the School of Agriculture and Environmental Science at Delaware Valley University.