The global water crisis

Less than 0.1 percent of the planet’s water is available for safe use, and challenges centered on H2O form the nexus of some of society’s most pressing environmental issues. As a result, the world’s water crisis is an urgent matter that must be addressed, according to environmental policy expert Brian Helmuth, a professor of marine and environmental science and public policy at Northeastern.

“The world is becoming flatter but there are still huge disparities in access to clean water,” he said, noting that the average American uses 176 gallons of water per day compared to five for the average …read more