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Water scarcity already affects every continent. Around 1.2 billion people, or almost one-fifth of the world's population, live in areas of physical scarcity, and 500 million people are approaching ...


Climate change is altering patterns of weather and water around the world, causing shortages and droughts in some areas and floods in others. At the current consumption rate, this situation will only get worse. By 2025, two-thirds of the world’s population may face water shortages. And ecosystems around the world will suffer even more.


Water is the foundation of life. And still today, all around the world, far too many people spend their entire day searching for it. In places like sub-Saharan Africa, time lost gathering water and suffering from water-borne diseases is limiting people's true potential, especially women and girls. Education is lost to sickness.


From Not Enough to Too Much, the World’s Water Crisis Explained. ... Droughts have also become more frequent, more severe, and affecting more people around the world.


Today the Water Crisis affects BILLIONS around the world. 844 million live without access to Safe Water, while 2.3 billion live without improved sanitation. Learn what Water.org is doing to combat the Global Water Crisis and join our cause today!


Severe water shortages around the world: Why the taps run dry. The Theewaterskloof dam, which supplies most of Cape Town's potable water, is currently experiencing dangerously low water levels.


A water shortage is not only about a physical lack of water. If that were the case many parts of the U.S. would be in the same position as many of these countries. It is often more about economic resources, which is what makes it so important to understand that the global water crisis is a human problem rather than a series of isolated ...


Why fresh water shortages will cause the next great global crisis ... Across the globe, reports reveal huge areas in crisis today as reservoirs and aquifers dry up. ... The world faces a water ...


Worldwide water shortage by 2040 Date: July 29, 2014 Source: Aarhus University Summary: Water is used around the world for the production of electricity, but new research results show that there ...


About four billion people, or two-thirds of the world’s population, face severe water shortages during at least one month every year, far more than was previously thought, according to Arjen Y ...