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Nov 24, 2021

For centuries, we have built big dams, reservoirs, and levees. Humans have steered and shaped the flow of water to irrigate deserts, prevent floods and access groundwater.

But through big engineering, we’ve also created breaks in the natural flow of freshwater from source to sea.

The good news is: we can look back to...


Nov 10, 2021

It’s no surprise growing food uses lots of water.

One cow needs anywhere from 3 to 30 L of water a day. It takes 3200 L of water to grow one pound of lentils.

In this episode we ask, what do we do when there's not enough water to feed our food?

Here in Canada, 2021 made history as prairie farmers experienced one of...


Oct 27, 2021

In this episode, we visit the city of Iqaluit in Canada’s northern territory of Nunavut, which is battling a water crisis on multiple fronts.

This month, residents were alerted not to drink or cook with water due to contamination. But for years, the city’s main water supply - Lake Geraldine - has experienced...


Oct 13, 2021

On this episode:

Katharine Hayhoe’s new book, Saving Us: A Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World, is a practical and compassionate guide for talking about climate change across differences.

Combining her research with thousands of conversations with everyday people, Hayhoe shows us how...


Oct 12, 2021

Water is one of the main ways we experience the effects of a changing climate. As flooding, drought, and climate extremes grow widespread, the way we use every drop counts.

This season, join What About Water with host Jay Famiglietti, as we meet the people adapting to our planet's new water realities, with innovative...