Drought? What drought? The perils of water denial

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First, the problem. Shortages of freshwater aren't the future €” they are here now. Four billion people already face water shortages, with two thirds of the world's population living under conditions of severe water scarcity for at least one month each year. Half a billion people face severe shortages all year round, as freshwater comes under increasing demand from growing populations, increased living standards and the expansion of irrigation. And while most of the people facing severe shortages live in countries such as India and China, the United States has a significant population €” 130 million people €” likely to be affected.

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