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These human-induced water problems are not just a problem for the United States. In Venezuela, water stops flowing from taps regularly. My family in Caracas regularly has to get water delivered by truck--if they can get it. Plus, many question the quality of the water that is delivered. In Yemen, the main aquifer that supplies water to the capital of Sana'a is running dry and will be depleted in the next few years.
No matter where you look, water quality and quantity problems are accelerating and many of the problems are caused by bad governance, bad policy, and bad decision making. It is time to more effectively assert water management within public policy and create an bolder international dialogue on water governance.