The World Wide Fund for Nature predicts that two-thirds of the global population could suffer from water shortages by 2025. Water on Earth – although it’s plentiful – it is not always potable or readily available where needed. As Scott Moore argues in a Foreign Affairs snapshot, water scarcity is less of a practical problem than a political and financial one. He implores wealthy states to enact appropriate policies and make the necessary investments to prevent water scarcity from becoming a threat to global security. If you’re concerned about world stability, getAbstract suggests adding this article to your reading pile.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why water scarcity is a growing problem, worldwide;
- How technical and policy solutions can help solve the global water crisis; and
- Why water scarcity threatens international security.
About the Author
Scott Moore is a Senior Fellow at the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy at the University of Pennsylvania and the author of the forthcoming book Subnational Hydropolitics.
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