Research Spotlight: Globalization of water can increase vulnerability to droughts


  • Leslie Ofori,

  • Ernie Tretkoff


Water is vital for human life. Not only is it used for drinking, but it is also used for producing electricity, washing, cooking, and growing food. Lately there has been a disproportionate population growth in arid regions, and the demand for water in those regions exceeds the limited supply. However, food imports from other regions have in effect transported water to arid regions, because food is composed primarily of water.