Global Water Scarcity, Issues & Solutions
Billions of people on earth could suffer water shortages in a decade due to climate change, increased demand and polluted supplies. Expect future population changes will, in many countries as well as globally, increase the pressure on available water resources.
Despite water covering about 70% of the Earth’s surface, drinking water, is not as plentiful as one might think. Only 3% of it is fresh.
Global demand for fresh water will exceed supply due to a combination of climate change, human action and population growth.
More then a billion people lack access to fresh water and another 3 billion find it scarce for at least few months of the year.
Water scarcity is the lack of sufficient available water resources to meet the demands of water usage within a region.
The cities most likely to run out of drinking water
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