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Populations keep expanding, but not the water supply they need

The Greek historian Herodotus recognized that Egypt, “the gift of the Nile,” was wholly a product of the river’s life-giving waters and the rich silt deposited by its annual flooding. In Mesopotamia, another early civilization flourished on fertile plains nourished by the Euphrates and Tigris rivers – and here, the first great cities sprang up […]