Due to climate change and livestock overgrazing, the once 4th largest lake in Africa has shrunk by 90 percent.
VOICE: The UN Food and Agriculture Organization has warned that Lake Chad could disappear entirely in about 20 years, threatening the lives of up to 30 million people. Anton Earle - South African former Director of the African Centre for Water Research:
Conflicts over water are likely to increase both due to an increase in the use of water and therefore scarcity as well as being exacerbated by the impacts of climatic change.
VOICE: So what can you do to help? It’s rather simple.Professor Jan Lundqvist – Dept, of Water and Environmental Studies at Sweden’s Linkoping University:
Our food is by far the largest water consumer in society.Professor John Anthony Allan - 2008 Stockholm Water Prize winner and Professor at King's College London:
Each of us needs 90% of water that we use each day for our food. And with my water specialization, the benefit of people being more vegetarian is that they reduce their water footprint. Anton Earle - South African former Director of the African Centre for Water Research:
Think for instance of a hamburger, it uses roughly 2,500 liters of water to produce 1 hamburger. As societies start to eat more meat, this of course has massive impact on water use globally. (revert back and show lake Chad people here)Professor John Anthony Allan - 2008 Stockholm Water Prize winner and Professor at King's College London:
Be Veg. Go Green. Save the Planet.