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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.
The Burden of Thirst
If the millions of women who haul water long distances had a faucet by their door, whole societies could be transformed.
Parting the Waters
The Jordan River is now depleted by drought, pollution, and overuse. Could the fight to save it forge a path toward peace?
Get the Salt Out
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.
The Last Drop
We may not get all the water we want. But we can have the water we need.
Behind the Photos
photographers traveled around the world to report for this special water issue. Hear their stories and see their photos.
Visions of Earth
features breathtaking photographs in Visions of Earth.
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How to Help
Access to clean, fresh water is a pressing problem around the world. These are a few of the many groups that are trying to help.
Two percent of fresh water is locked in snow and ice, leaving less than one percent for us.
Our Thirsty World
The Annenberg Space for Photography presents an exhibit examining the precarious state of the world’s fresh water.
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