A woman does her laundry in a hole dug to access water in Tsiombe, southern Madagascar. More than 1 million people in the country are facing famine, partly due to successive droughts. A 2016 study found two-thirds of the global population, 4 billion people, faced water shortages. ‘The climate crisis is a water crisis at its core,’ said Tim Wainwright, chief executive of WaterAid. He said the global water crisis had not had enough attention at Cop26.