With water shortages exacerbating inequalities and causing damage to economies, we must make sure the commodity is properly valued

This article titled “How can we better value water as global shortages start to threaten economies?” was written by Katherine Purvis, for theguardian.com on Tuesday 13th September 2016 06.10 UTC

Water is essential for life, whether to irrigate crops, to manufacture goods, or for drinking, washing and cleaning. But the intensification of climate change, a growing population and increasing demands from cities, agriculture and industry – coupled with poor water governance – is driving acute water shortages around the world.

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