Global Story

Nowhere on earth is immune to the need to radically re-think how we act, think and live in relation to water. Access to water has become a burning issue for every human being and all other living beings on earth.

What has become critical is whether the policy makers are prepared to base their decisions on new thinking in relation to water and the earth’s other resources; to begin to understand and replicate how nature works, to disconnect the management of water from monetary profit and to devolve responsibility for that management. While many conflicts are breaking out around the world in relation to water and its ownership, ultimately it will be our ability to cooperate, to accept the finite nature of the world’s resources and to act accordingly that will allow us to work with the earth and not against it.

On this page there are links to a number of sites that offer information on the current global water situation. While they are not in themselves exhaustive each of them offers links to further information.

The Water Education Foundation’s online water encyclopedia contains vetted information from an objective source.

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Based in Oakland, California, the Pacific Institute conducts research, publishes reports, recommends solutions, and works with decision makers, advocacy groups, and the public to change policy.

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UN-Water is the United Nations inter-agency coordination mechanism for all freshwater and sanitation related matters.

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