Just over 70 percent of the earth’s surface is covered with water. Despite this, 850 million people lack secure access to the most vital of all raw materials.
The consequences of climate change are reflected in the global distribution of water: while some regions are plagued by droughts, others face floods and inundation.
More than any other element, water is considered sacred in many cultures and religions. At the same time, we humans are polluting the oceans, rivers and lakes. In this dossier, we unpick our relationship with water - and how we can improve it.
Discover the printed issue
In addition to our focus on water, our III/2022 issue included more reports, interviews and news items from around the world:
World heritage or wheat? UNESCO’s World Heritage Convention turns fifty - and not everyone is celebrating
Will we have to leave our planet? A new documentary explores space fantasies
Black Messiah Ahmed Soura began dancing as a child in Burkina Faso. Today he tours Europe