As global water crisis looms, experts discuss solutions for Canada

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One illustration was enough for Canadian Water Network vice chair Margaret Catley-Carlson to show the audience at the annual Canadian Water Summit just how fast humans are depleting water sources around the world.

The image in her presentation showed a map of the world, with places facing water scarcity coloured in deep red.

In Africa and Asia, large chunks of the map were red. It was a bad sign, given the high population growth in these two continents.

“We have the same water model we’ve always had, but because of the use of it with population, a richer world, a more populated world, a more protein-wanting world, we’re drawing down more and more and more water,” she said.

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