In different geographical areas around the world, drought remains a persistent problem that is difficult for many communities to solve.
According to U.S. journalist Suzanne Goldenberg’s February 2014 story for The Guardian, “Why global water shortages pose threat of terror and war,” over one billion people worldwide lack access to safe drinking water.
Lack of sufficient water affects humans, animals and the environment. Water shortages disrupt humans’ quality of life, cause livestock deaths and impede the ability of farmers to water their crops. Similarly, a decrease in available water supplies affects industries that rely on water-based manufacturing processes, leads to unhealthy changes in air quality and accelerates soil erosion. [Read more…]