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Are we running out of clean water? - Balsher Singh Sidhu

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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.

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  • Educator Balsher Singh Sidhu
  • Director Tolga Yildiz
  • Narrator Addison Anderson
  • Designer Tolga Yildiz
  • Animator Tuncay Cetin
  • Composer Deniz Dogancay
  • Sound Designer Deniz Dogancay
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Associate Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Associate Editorial Producer Dan Kwartler
  • Fact-checker Francisco Diez
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Additional Resources for you to Explore
For more information, check out this article on water scarcity and this one on human appropriation of fresh water.

Curious about your personal water footprint? Try this calculator to see how much water you use.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Balsher Singh Sidhu
  • Director Tolga Yildiz
  • Narrator Addison Anderson
  • Designer Tolga Yildiz
  • Animator Tuncay Cetin
  • Composer Deniz Dogancay
  • Sound Designer Deniz Dogancay
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Associate Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Associate Editorial Producer Dan Kwartler
  • Fact-checker Francisco Diez
  • See more