Drought: a planetary emergency
With population growth, the demand for water is growing exponentially while climate change is making rainfall more erratic and less predictable. Current water management policies are outdated and struggle to address these challenges. If the policy status quo persists, water scarcity will proliferate across new regions of the world and intensify in areas where water is already scarce.
Few resources on this planet are more important than water for human health and economic activity, and few are more complex. Understanding the economics of water has long challenged scholars, philosophers, and policy makers.
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