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.
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