“Our Thirsty World”

Lower Lewis River Falls, WA by Scottyboipdx Weber and Nat Geo

Lower Lewis River Falls, WA by Scottyboipdx Weber and Nat Geo

This week, we talked with student Mike Poitras, who is studying Water Treatment Technology at Bristol Community College. As Mike noted, “Water is depleting all over the world and we just have more and more need for fresh drinking water.”

That message comes through loud and clear in a special issue of National Geographic Magazine on newstands this month. Called “Our Thirsty World,” the publication looks at our world’s water shortage from numerous vantage points and explores the many ways that individuals and governments are working to conserve water, develop better technologies to treat water — and how far we still have to go.

Included in this National Geographic special issue and on its website is the Fresh Water Quiz. It’s an eye-opening look at just how fast our planet’s fresh water supply is depleting. But see for yourself: Take the quiz and find out just how much you know — or don’t know about this vital resource.

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