summit overshadowed by outbreak of war
to slake a planet's thirst
Our growing demand for water threatens
the world's development and security. Solving this crisis
need not involve flashy technologies. But it will require
science, plus a large dose of political will.
world's forgotten crisis
Over a billion people cannot get clean
water, and things are getting worse.
of a thirsty planet
A set of interactive maps showing the
countries worst hit by drinking-water problems, and the consequences
in terms of human suffering.
Living on the flood plain of three
great rivers, the people of Bangladesh endure floods, drought,
water-borne disease and much else besides. Can they entertain
any hope of relief? Tom Clarke investigates.
A web focus from September 2002 encompassing
a specially commissioned Insight on Climate and Water, together
with a selection of articles from Nature, all of which
illuminate the connections between climate and water in ice,
oceans and atmosphere.