The Heat: Is there a global water crisis?

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Historic droughts are occurring around the world. The United States, Brazil, North Korea, South Africa and parts of China are all experiencing much lower-than-average precipitation.
Severe dry spells in the U.S. state of California have forced residents to dramatically reduce their water usage.
California is the most populous U.S. state, and if it was its own country, it would be one of the largest economies in the world. Farmers in California are struggling to maintain their crops. CCTV America’s May Lee filed this report on the direct impact California’s situation has around the world.
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The Heat: is there a global water crisis? pt 1

The Heat: is there a global water crisis? pt 1

Historic droughts are occurring around the world. The United States, Brazil, North Korea, South Africa and parts of China are all experiencing much lower-than-average precipitation. Severe dry spells in the U.S. state of California have forced residents to dramatically reduce their water usage. California is the most populous U.S. state, and if it was its own country, it would be one of the largest economies in the world. Farmers in California are struggling to maintain their crops. CCTV America's May Lee filed this report on the direct impact California's situation has around the world.

CCTV America’s Mike Walter spoke to the following guests:

    • Lijin Zhong is a Senior Associate and the China Water Lead at the World Resources Institute.
    • Chevenee Reavis is the Director of Strategic Initiatives at Water.org.
    • David Michel is Director of Environmental Security at the Stimson Center, an organization that says they focus on global security.
    • Sundeep Waslekar is the President of the Strategic Foresight Group, a think tank based in India that focuses on ‘water diplomacy’.

The Heat: is there a global water crisis?

The Heat: is there a global water crisis?

Historic droughts are occurring around the world. The United States, Brazil, North Korea, South Africa and parts of China are all experiencing much lower-than-average precipitation. Severe dry spells in the U.S. state of California have forced residents to dramatically reduce their water usage. California is the most populous U.S. state, and if it was its own country, it would be one of the largest economies in the world. Farmers in California are struggling to maintain their crops. CCTV America's May Lee filed this report on the direct impact California's situation has around the world.


The Heat: is there a global water crisis?

The Heat: is there a global water crisis?

Historic droughts are occurring around the world. The United States, Brazil, North Korea, South Africa and parts of China are all experiencing much lower-than-average precipitation. Severe dry spells in the U.S. state of California have forced residents to dramatically reduce their water usage. California is the most populous U.S. state, and if it was its own country, it would be one of the largest economies in the world. Farmers in California are struggling to maintain their crops. CCTV America's May Lee filed this report on the direct impact California's situation has around the world.