Global water use may outstrip supply by mid-century

Population growth could cause demand for water to outpace supply by mid-century if current use levels continue. But it wouldn’t be the first time this has happened, a new study finds. Using a mathematical model to analyze historic data, the researchers identified a regularly recurring pattern of time periods when demand for water outstripped supply, and shortages were resolved by technological advancements. The model projects a similar period of innovation could occur in coming decades. —> Read More