West is a scientist, educator, and founder of corporations and foundations focused on diverse water quality projects. He is the author of three books and journal articles that address a range of topics. 

Hydromimicry: Strategies for a Water Planet  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 Amazon.

Hydromimicry examples cited in this article and many more, visit www.watersciences.org