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 about the global challenges facing our world today. 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. This behavior will affect access to drinking water and water for irrigation, with risks to global food production—and it poses new opportunities and challenges for policymakers.

We also interviewed two leading experts about the future of water for a short video conversation. In this video, you can hear insights from Jay Famiglietti, professor and executive director of the Global Institute for Water Security at the University of Saskatchewan, and Sandra Postel, the director and founder of the Global Water Policy Project and the author of Replenish, The Virtuous Cycle of Water and Prosperity.