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  More then one billion people in the world lack access to clean water, and things are getting worse. Over the next two decades, the average supply of water per person will drop by a third, possibly condemning millions of people to an avoidable premature death. In this free web focus, Nature presents an analysis of the global water crisis with a collection of news, features and interactive graphics.


Water summit overshadowed by outbreak of war


How 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.


The world's forgotten crisis
Over a billion people cannot get clean water, and things are getting worse.

Atlas 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.

Delta blues
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.



Climate and water
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.

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