Trend Magazine

The Future of Water


  • Spring 2019
  • The Future of Water
  • Stewarding the Earth’s Water
  • Crunch: What Is a Water Footprint?
  • The Rediscovery of Water
  • A Map of the Future of Water
  • The Water Cycle is Broken But We Can Fix It
  • Groundwater: Unseen But Increasingly Needed
  • America's Water Infrastructure
  • Sometimes Water Should Be Left Where It Is
  • Five Questions: Bringing Water to Those in Need
  • Voices: When You Can't Take Water for Granted
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The Future of Water

In this edition of Trend, we look at how fresh water is being used throughout the world, in many places faster than it can be naturally replenished. This behavior will affect access to drinking water and water for irrigation, with risks to global food production—and it poses new opportunities and challenges for policymakers.

This video summarizes the key issues discussed in Trend, with expert insights from Jay Famiglietti, professor and executive director of the Global Institute for Water Security at the University of Saskatchewan, and Sandra Postel, the director and founder of the Global Water Policy Project and the author of Replenish, The Virtuous Cycle of Water and Prosperity.

Stewarding the Earth’s Water