It seems one guy has influenced the funding of major water projects; more than others the past 25 years. He has been at the forefront of financing water and energy. Energy, what, yeah, it gets mixed in, believe it or not. Michael Curley has had the ear of the EPA and several presidents (plural).
I love his choices for the book cover. Coinage stacked on top of dirt, sprouting plants in forefront; solar panels and nuclear plant cooling towers in background.