"A Special Report on Water: for Want of a Drink"

"When the word water appears in print these days, crisis is rarely far behind. Water, it is said, is the new oil: a resource long squandered, now growing expensive and soon to be overwhelmed by insatiable demand. Aquifers are falling, glaciers vanishing, reservoirs drying up and rivers no longer flowing to the sea. Climate change threatens to make the problems worse."

The Economist published a multi-part special report on water in its issue dated May 20, 2010.

Source: Economist, 05/27/2010