Skip to 0 minutes and 7 seconds Without water, there would be no life. Yet, we tend to take this precious substance for granted. We turn on the tap and fill a glass, and we don’t give much thought to where it comes from, whether we’re running out of it, or how it’s made safe for us to drink. Ben Franklin put it this way, “When the well is dry, we know the worth of water.” For about 780 million people, a tenth of the world’s population, getting water to drink or irrigate crops is an ordeal. And the water they work hard to get may carry disease. When water is scarce, conflicts will inevitably arise. In this course, we will explore the following questions. What is water scarcity?
Skip to 0 minutes and 54 seconds Where is water scarcity a problem, and where is it getting worse? What are the causes of water scarcity? How does scarcity lead to conflict? What can be done to reduce conflict, and improve access to fresh water? I look forward to your joining this course so we can explore these questions and look for solutions together.