With the disaster in Flint on everyone’s minds, it is easy to focus on lead-contaminated water as the only challenge we face. However, according to recent research published in Science Advances, “two-thirds of the global population (4.0 billion people) live under conditions of severe water scarcity at least 1 month of the year.”
While our Kettle Lakes region is blessed with abundant fresh water, we are more dependent on world water supplies than we think. Much of the food and products we consume are imported from regions that experience water shortages and will impact either the cost or the availability of a wide range of products.
Take a look at this interesting infographic created by WaterLogic to learn more.