Reframing the Water Security Dialogue

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Water security attracts considerable attention because it is linked to the growing body of evidence predicting the emergence of a global water crisis (now or soon in the future),1and urging us all to mobilise more effectively our human, environmental and economic resources as we 'hurtle to a scary future'.2

This short article argues that we are witnessing the formation of the perfect storm of food, water and energy shortages caused by a combination of population growth,triggering new rural and urban demands, and global climate change, which threatens to decrease the net available supply in many areas of the globe and to aggravate already contaminated supplies.3

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