Texas' rivers and aquifers are among the most heavily depleted in the world. (Photo by Jeff Reid.)

Cross-posted from Cool Green Science, a Nature Conservancy blog.

You’re probably doing your part to conserve water, especially if you live in a drought-stricken area. But water is in short supply across the globe because of people’s increasing demands for it — a huge problem for cities, agriculture, and industry that will only get worse with climate change.