India is facing its worst water crisis in generations


India is facing a perfect storm in managing water. Centuries of mismanagement, political and institutional incompetence, indifference at central, state and municipal levels, a steadily increasing population that will reach an estimated 1.7 billion by 2050, and a rapidly mushrooming middle class demanding an increasingly protein-rich diet that requires significantly more water to produce— together, these are leading the country towards disaster.