Water scarcity is a growing issue worldwide. There is a lot of water in the world, but issues of location, timing, quantity, quality, and use can lead to serious problems. Here are links to some recent articles that highlight the issue.
East Anglia: Water shortage battle ‘must be won for wildlife and tourism’ (Grant, J., EADT, July 17, 2013)
Fracking at the corner of energy abundance and water scarcity (Warren, J., Christian Science Monitor, Energy Voice blog, July 15, 2013)
Water Scarcity Seen Raising Risk to U.K. Agriculture Production (McFerron, W., Bloomburg, July 10, 2013)
Will Water Shortages Unleash Instability in the Middle East? (Akrami, M., The International, Feb. 20, 2013)