Human life depends on water. But as human life and activity shape and change our planet at an increasingly rapid rate, we are putting access to fresh water at risk. Gaia traveled the globe to discover some of the ingenious solutions to finding, storing and accessing water in a drier age.
Gaia Vince is a writer and broadcaster specializing in science and the environment. She has been the front editor of the journal Nature Climate Change, the news editor of Nature and online editor of New Scientist. She also devises and presents science programmes for BBC radio. Her first book, Adventures In The Anthropocene: A journey to the heart of the planet we made, won the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books in 2015.
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