How The Battle For Water Will Reshape Our World
By 2025, two-thirds of people worldwide are expected to face water shortages as businesses, agriculture, and growing populations compete for the ever more precious commodity.
American environmental analyst Lester Brown, founder of the Worldwatch Institute and the Earth Policy Institute, talks about the foreseen water shortage issue for AlertNet, the global humanitarian news service run by Thomson Reuters Foundation.
"Food has become the new oil. Land has become the new gold," Brown says.
Learn more about the battle for water in this special multimedia report that explores the future of water against a backdrop of climate change, urbanization, increased irrigation, and growing demand for greener power, such as hydroelectricity.