In this article, Professor Malin Falkenmark compares the last 20 year period with foreseeable expectations for the next two 20-year periods. The period 2011-2030 will see intensifying calls for water-related services in former developing countries, challenged by continuing population growth, climate change and visions of socio-economic development and improved quality of life. The period 2031-2050 will see population growth finally leveling off as the world strives towards sustainability.
Published in Water Front Magazine No. 2 2010.