Lack of fresh water isn't just a local problem. It isn't just a regional problem. Lack of fresh water is a worldwide problem - and the sooner we start desalinating sea water the better.
"Worrisome predictions in 2000 had forecast that one third of the world population would be affected by water scarcity by 2025. Our findings from the just-concluded research show the situation to be even worse," says Frank Rijsberman, Director General of the International Water Management Institute (IWMI). "Already in 2005, more than a third of the world population is affected by water scarcity."