Mike Berry and Ian Lowe –
No Australian city has envisioned how to support their residents with key resources. Neither have they addressed the unavoidable social tensions of increasing inequality between the well-off urban elite and those on the fringe.
About 1 billion people lack access to a reliable supply of water, with some receiving water only a few hours each week. This reality is starker in cities across the Global South, even for those not facing a physical water shortage.
Worldwide, 100 million families are stuck in a cycle of poverty and disease because of the lack of access to clean water. What would it take to slake humanity's thirst for water in a sustainable way?
Moving away from narratives that spell fear of climate-related catastrophes, "Tomorrow" tells stories of how ordinary people -- from Icelandic volcanoes to Indian slums -- employ innovative ways to fight the effects of climate change.
Countries will be confronted with an increasingly complex challenge over the next 15 years. Major risks such as poorly managed urbanisation, climate change, and unequal rather than inclusive growth in ...