The United States Water Crisis by Andrew Levinson
Freshwater has been described as the oil of the 21st century. In the wake of extreme water stress events across the globe in places like Cape Town, Mexico City, and Australia, I wanted to explore often overlooked water issues here at home in the United States. Major factors like population growth, climate change, and crumbling infrastructure are causing regional water stress that will soon affect other areas of the country without action. In order to change our relationship with water, action must come in the form of both infrastructure investments and behavioral changes.
I designed and built this web-based data-driven visual essay to explore how and where freshwater is used, current water stress in the United States, and behavioral vs. investment choices needed to conserve massive amounts of water.
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