Adapting Water Use to a Fast Changing World

The International Water Management Institute has 500 scientists who examine the water we use for agriculture. Their report took 5 years. They found that we would not have enough water to supply global demand for food over the next few decades unless urgent and substantial reforms in water and agriculture are undertaken. Climate change will make this situation happen more quickly and to a worse degree. The latest IPCC report says that if global average temperature rises by 3°C, hundreds of millions of people will be exposed to increased water stress. It provides the Wake-up call we all need to start acting on water. We can see this crisis unfolding over the next several years. A perfect storm is approaching. And all this sits on top of the morally indefensible situation of today where 20 percent of the world’s population is without access to improved water supply.

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