Water: Our Thirsty World
By 2050 a third of the people on Earth may lack a clean, secure source of water. Learn more about challenges and solutions.
If the millions of women who haul water long distances had a faucet by their door, whole societies could be transformed.
The Jordan River is now depleted by drought, pollution, and overuse. Could the fight to save it forge a path toward peace?
There’s no shortage of water on the blue planet—just a shortage of fresh water. New desalination technologies may help.
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Freshwater animals are vanishing faster than those on land or at sea. But captive-breeding programs hold out hope.
We may not get all the water we want. But we can have the water we need.
National Geographic photographers traveled around the world to report for this special water issue. Hear their stories and see their photos.
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