Water is a vital part of every ecosystem on the planet. It is a prerequisite for the basic function and productive efficiency of life on Earth. Today, approximately a third of the earth’s population suffers because of water scarcity, and by the year 2025, this percentage is likely rise to two-thirds. “Water Resources: Efficient, Sustainable and Equitable Use” shows what conflicts this will entail, and provides a basis for possible solutions.
WOLFRAM MAUSER is a professor of Geography at the Ludwig-Maxmillian University of Munich.