Two new reports warn that the Earth’s freshwater supply will not be able to keep up with its growing demand. “There will be no water by 2040 if we keep doing what we’re doing today,” says researcher Benjamin Sovacool, director of the Center for Energy Technology at Aarhus University and co-author of both reports.The reports were produced by Aarhus University, Vermont Law School and the U.S.-funded Center for Naval Analyses Corporation, and represent three years of research into water consumption and conservation in China, India, France and Texas.In the 20th century, the global population increased by a factor of three. At the same time, water consumption increased by a factor of six. Yet for most countries, the majority of their water is being funneled not into human mouths but into energy production. In 2005, 41 percent of all freshwater consumed in the United States was used in the process of thermoelectric cooling.