As Global Population Grows, Water Matters More
December 12, 2011 12:12:00 pm
Correction Dec. 14, 2011
We previously misidentified the World Wildlife Fund as the World Wildlife Foundation.
Sandra Postel, freshwater fellow, National Geographic Society
Jason Clay, senior vice president of market transformation, World Wildlife Fund
Clean, fresh water is an essential element to life - not only do people and animals depend on it, but it also sustains many businesses and agriculture. The majority of the fresh water used worldwide goes to irrigation, and the need is expected to rise with the growing global population.