From India to Singapore, from Los Angeles to South Africa, cities and rural communities are increasingly becoming thirsty for water. How can the world sustainably use this vital resource, and avoid conflicts arising from its scarcity?
Although water-related insecurity can easily exacerbate tensions within and between countries due to its prime role in economies and human livelihoods, it is not yet taken seriously. What does it take for water risks to be on the agenda?
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?
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