By 2050 a third of the people on Earth may lack a clean, secure source of water. Join National Geographic in exploring the local stories and global trends that define the world's water crisis. Learn about freshwater resources and how they are used to feed, power, and sustain all life. See how the forces of technology, climate, human nature, and policy create challenges and drive solutions for a sustainable planet.
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What will happen when the climate starts to change and the rivers dry up and a whole way of life comes to an end?
As the planet warms, look for more floods where it's already wet and deeper drought where water is scarce.
The End of Plenty—what is a hot, crowded, and hungry world to do?