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Water & Security: Challenges for the 21st Century

Program #POSS001. Recorded in Medford, MA on November 15, 1999.

Water. It is essential to all plant and animal life. In developed countries, turn on a faucet and water flows with seemingly unending abundance. For those who have adequate access, water is so basic it's easy to forget its importance. As world populations increase, tensions between nations which share rivers is growing. How to equitably share such a vital yet finite resource? Sandra Postel predicts that the increasing competition for water will prove a major influence in global affairs in this century.


Sandra Postel

Sandra Postel is Director of the Global Water Policy Project and a senior fellow at the Worldwatch Institute. She is the author of Pillar of Sand: Can the Irrigation Miracle Last?

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