Management of water resources is important worldwide. Just as American states must work together to share and manage resources, tribes, countries, and nations must do the same worldwide. As various groups seek to share a resource for which there is no alternative, there is sometimes competition and conflict over water. Water is surprisingly rare and infinitely valuable. Despite water covering 71% of the planet’s surface, more than half the world’s population endures extreme water scarcity for at least one month a year. Current estimates predict that by 2040, up to 20 more countries could be experiencing water shortages. These statistics raise a startling question: is the Earth running out of clean water? Balsher Singh Sidhu takes a closer look at water consumption.
[Directed by Kozmonot Animation Studio, narrated by Addison Anderson, music by Deniz Dogancay].