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As Water Supplies Wane, What's Next?

By Kara Miller

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An irrigation canal is seen in Arizona's Salt River Valley. Some experts are concerned that parts of the American southwest are at risk for water shortages. (gem 66 via flickr)

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A girl drinks from a tap in Rwanda. (jon gos/flickr)

We look at the increasing scarcity of water.

As the world’s population explodes, from 7 billion to 10 billion, will violence erupt over water the way it has over other natural resources, like gold, oil and diamonds?

Who will control water? And how much will it cost to access?

Guests:

  • William Moomaw, director, Center for International Environmental and Resource Policy, The Fletcher School, Tufts University

  • Shafiqul Islam, director of the Water Diplomacy Initiative; professor, Tufts School of Engineering

  • Lisa Sorgini Marchewka, vice president, Oasys Water



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