How does a country survive without water? | ITV News

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Published on 16 Sep 2021, 19:00
Malta is an archipelago with an abundance of beautiful landscapes, architectural brilliance, and alluring beaches - an attractive tourist destination for many.

But there is a threat looming. As a country lacking in groundwater, with rising global temperatures, Malta now faces a water scarcity crisis.

Parts of the islands are turning to desert, unable to sustain the same level of food production and threatening the day to day life of the Maltese.

Romilly Weeks meets those tackling the challenges head on and considers whether this problem is the preserve of a select few islands, or a monumental challenge that will one day face us all.

On Assignment is ITV's current affairs series presented by Rageh Omaar where ITV News journalists contribute in-depth reports from around the world on the stories behind the headlines.

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