Climate change is already driving water scarcity, a global problem that transcends politics, nationality, borders—and demands a solution that does the same. Shallow Waters investigates the Texas-Mexico border, one of the fastest-growing regions in North America, and a microcosm of a larger story of climate-change conflict, where our survival depends on cross-border cooperation.
Illustration by Llew Mejia
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