Can legislation stop the wells running dry?
By Catherine Brahic IMAGINE sharing scarce water with your neighbours without having any say in how long they shower or how often they run their washing machine. This is the situation many nations find themselves in when it comes to sharing out the 96 per cent of the world’s fresh water that comes from aquifers deep underground. Many of these subterranean reservoirs straddle international borders. With the UN predicting that by 2025 two-thirds of us will experience water shortages,