More About Freshwater
The unprecedented use of fresh water has led to the declining populations of these aquatic giants. Learn more about these big fish before they disappear.
How much water does it take to put a hamburger on your plate? Explore our newest interactive and find out how much H2O it takes to complete even the most menial tasks.
Freshwater fish are dying, but scientists have a rescue plan. Read more in National Geographic's freshwater issue.
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Sandra is a leading authority on international freshwater issues and is spearheading our global freshwater efforts.
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