||Climate Change and Water Series: Rethinking the Science of Climate: Water Use, Culture, and Adaptation to Global Warming in the Andes with Mark Carey, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Washington and Lee University Water is already a critical factor affecting the social and economic well-being of a sizable proportion of the worldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s population. However, with the worldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s population projected to double in over the next fifty years, and water supplies becoming both more scarce and more volatile as a result of global warming, we are likely to face a water crisis so severe it will reshape everything from our governance structures to our modes of economic and agricultural production to our patterns of social interaction. Water will be the axis around which much of public policy revolves. This Tuesday evening series will explore innovative and sustainable solutions for water harvesting, looking at water provision from a new vantage point: via how water sources are changing as a function of global warming and increased population pressures. The implications that these shifts will have for water sourcing and water distribution will also be explored.