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The Global Water Crisis

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Most of us take water for granted but severe drought in the west has demonstrated just how precious it is. Essential to life, we’re starting to run low on water. Recent satellite data from NASA reveals that more than half the world’s largest aquifers are being depleted, putting the global water supply at risk. Public Radio’s Ira Flatow and the NASA scientist referred to as the “Al Gore of Water” tell us more.

Guests

Bruce Henderson - Environment Reporter for The Charlotte Observer (Bruce's Our Water series for the Observer)

Jay Famiglietti - Senior Water Scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Professor, Earth System Science, University of California - Irvine

Ira Flatow - Host of Science Friday (Science Friday is heard Fridays at 2pm and Saturdays at 1pm on WFAE.)

The Charlotte Observer is hosting Our Times Re-Imagined: Our Water - An Uncertain Future With Ira Flatow And Jay Famiglietti on Dec. 1 at 7:00pm at Booth Playhouse. This event is sold out.