Water security relies on adapting to climate change

Oct 1, 2013

While the Great Lakes region is water-rich, the OECD reports suggest that even water wealthy areas should work toward adaptive policies to secure the long-term future.
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According to a new report by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development,  40 percent of the world’s population will live under severe water stress by 2050.


Kathleen Bresnahan Dominique is an environmental economist at the OECD and author of  the publication “Water and Climate Change Adaptation: Policies to Navigate Uncharted Waters.”  She speaks with Current State’s Emanuele Berry about how climate change can also be described as water change.


This segment is supported by Michigan State University's Knight Center for Environmental Journalism. More news about the Great Lakes environment can be found at GreatLakesEcho.org and on Current State every Tuesday.