Water Wars Loom as World Supply Shrinks

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For decades, countries around the world have ignored warnings about upcoming wars over water and worked hard to build a global middle class — with growing prosperity that depends on what turns out to be a finite resource. Companies whose profits depend on water are worried that it’s running out. The chair of giant, multi-national Nestle told Pilita Clark that the shortage of water is a “much more urgent” than climate change. She’s an environmental reporter for the Financial Times, which recently published her series called, “A World Without Water.”

Credits

Guests:
Pilita Clark - Financial Times - @pilitaclark, Peter Gleick - Pacific Institute - @PeterGleick, Paul Rogers - San Jose Mercury News - @PaulRogersSJMN, Thomas Davis - University of Texas at El Paso

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Evan George, Sonya Geis