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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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For more information, check out this article on water scarcity and this one on human appropriation of fresh water.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Balsher Singh Sidhu
  • Director Tolga Yıldız
  • Narrator Addison Anderson
  • Designer Tolga Yıldız
  • Animator Tuncay Çetin
  • Composer Deniz Doğançay
  • Sound Designer Deniz Doğançay
  • 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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