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Your Call: Looming global water shortage

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 On the June 1st edition of Your Call, we'll discuss the global water crisis. Classified wire cables reviewed by Reveal for the Center for Investigative Reporting expose growing concern by global political and business leaders that water shortages could spark unrest across the world, with dire consequences. Cables also reveal that water shortages have helped push Yemen and Syria into civil war. 

What do you want to know about global water shortages and how should this be dealt with? It's Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.


Nathan Halverson, reporter and producer for Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting

Noah Diffenbaugh, associate professor in the Department of Earth System Science and senior fellow for the Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford University

Web Resources:

Huffington Post: Global Water Shortage Risk Is Worse Than Scientists Thought

Reveal: The world already would be out of water if everyone ate like Americans

Reveal: We’re running out of water, and the world’s powers are very worried

Reveal: How the lack of water led to violence from Mexico to Syria

National Geographic: 6 Places Where Melting Snow Means Less Drinking Water

New York Times: A Wet Winter Won’t Save California

Reveal: What California can learn from Saudi Arabia’s water mystery

New York Times: WikiLeaks, Drought and Syria

New York Times: Leaked Cables Offer Raw Look at U.S. Diplomacy