UBC prof warns of threat to global water supply in Science

Four of every five people on the planet face a high-level risk to their potable water supply, threatening their health, livelihoods and national security, writes Karen Bakker, a geographer at UBC, in the new issue of Science.

In her paper Water Security: Research Challenges and Opportunities, Bakker cites climate change, population growth, contamination, terrorism and agricultural water demands as issues that pose a threat to water security and water-related biodiversity across the globe.

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