As much water as there is in the world, only about one-half of 1% of it is drinkable. To illustrate, if the world’s water supply was condensed to 26 gallons (about 100 liters), fresh water would amount to only one-half of a teaspoon. What’s worse, that half-teaspoon appears to be leaking.

The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is leading a team of over 40 scientists to identify and formulate a plan to address the most significant challenges to the world’s water resources and agricultural production by the year 2050.

Water Vision 2050 takes aim at the greatest threats to water availability and sustainable agriculture, including climate change and the increasing global population, and puts forward recommendations for critical research and water management actions.

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