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To mark World Water Day, this week's episode examines our wasteful water habits and what's being done to reduce consumption.

Julia Brown

22 min listen

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What will happen when there’s no water left to drink?

Water is our most precious resource; it underpins all aspects of life. But despite this, experts warn many of us around the world could be faced with the prospect of running out of fresh water.

To mark World Water Day, in this episode we’ll be speaking to researchers from the University of Portsmouth, to find out what’s being done to help shift water habits, both here and further afield, to ensure a more sustainable future for everyone.

Dr Julia Brown, Associate Professor in Sustainable Environmental Management in the School of Environment, Geography and Geosciences, is joined by Rebecca Gale, Head of Sustainability at Waterscan and PhD student. Together, they’ll unpack the growing water crisis and reveal exciting new projects to tackle the issue.

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Host: Robyn Montague

Producer: Robyn Montague 

Sub Editors: John Worsey and Glenn Harris


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