The Future of Water

  • March 13, 2019

Welcome to the latest issue of Trend, from The Pew Charitable Trusts. Trend offers perspectives from eminent voices, in a range of disciplines, who are seeking to inform and improve our world.

In this edition, we look at how fresh water is being used throughout the world, in many places faster than it can be naturally replenished. The future of water, experts say, is more tenuous than many of us understand, with the world facing severe flooding, extreme drought, and water-driven conflict. This will affect access to drinking water and water for irrigation, with risks to global food production—and poses new opportunities and challenges for policymakers.

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