November 16, 2015
The Aquarium debuted its thirteenth show for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Science on a Sphere® (SOS) at its annual NOAA and Our Planet Day on November 14.
The World’s Water examines water as a precious resource and how people around the world, in both developing and developed countries, face water shortages. In some places, shortage of freshwater is a looming crisis exacerbated by climate change and a growing population.
While we have had the same amount of water on Earth for 4 billion years, the demand for water for human consumption has exploded. The human population is projected to reach 10 billion before leveling off near the end of this century. More than half the of the world’s population already lives in water-stressed areas and the United Nations predicts that by 2025, it will increase to two-thirds.
Science and technology can help meet these challenges and provide everyone with safe drinking water and enough water to grow their food, but it will take money, political will, and corporation at inter-governmental levels.
The World’s Water plays daily in the Ocean Science Center. For show times, visit the screens posted outside the Ocean Science Center.