National Geographic April 2010
Water is Life
Everyday wonders reflect the primacy of water.
The Big Melt
Glaciers that feed great Asian rivers are shrinking.
We are doused, dunked, and dipped – and blessings flow.
The Burden of Thirst
In much of Africa a faucet would offer hope and dignity.
Freshwater fish are dying. Scientists have a rescue plan.
California’s Pipe Dream
Dams, pumps, and canals can’t stave off a water crisis.
Parting the Waters
The Middle East could be a model for averting water wars.
The Last Drop
Earth’s future rests on better irrigation and shorter showers.
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