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According to the World Health Organization, 2.1 billion people in the world; nearly 3 in 10 - (27%) lack access to safe drinking water. According to a report by the World Economic Forum, the water crisis is one of the top five global risks in terms of impact to our society.
What countries are running out of water? There are 22 countries listed in the category of suffering from extremely high baseline water stress – Egypt, Qatar, Israel, Lebanon, Jordan, Libya, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Eritrea, United Arab Emirates, San Marino, Bahrain, Mexico, Brazil, India, Pakistan, Turkmenistan, South Africa, Oman and Botswana.
The trade of water is estimated to be one of the top 5 most lucrative businesses by the year 2030.
South Africa expects ‘Day Zero’ when taps will be switched off in homes and residents will have to go to collection points for rationed water. The United Nations World Water Development Report warned that the global demand for fresh water would exceed supply by 40% in 2030.
Mexico City’s 21 million residents already experience limited access to drinking water today. Many only have running water for a portion of the day, while one in five get just a few hours from their water taps in a week.
Brazil’s financial capital went through similar water crises in Cape Town since 2015, when its main reservoir fell below 4% capacity. During the crisis, emergency water trucks were looted and the taps in many homes were cut to just a few hours twice a week.
Egypt - 97% of Egypt’s water comes from the Nile River, but it is increasingly becoming contaminated with untreated agricultural and residential waste. The UN estimates critical water shortages in Egypt by 2025.
India - South India city’s water and sewer systems have struggled to keep up with a population boom and the rise of new property developments since the Bangalore’s rise as a technological hub. The city loses more than half its drinking water due to its antiquated plumbing system.
United Arab Emirates is one of the world’s greatest consumers of water, with consumption over 50% greater that the world average. The UAE is seeking to implement water security strategies to meet the crisis by 2030.
According to the World Health Organization, over 27%, 2.1 billion people lack safe drinking water at home, more than twice as many lack safe sanitation.
32 percent of the world’s population – over 2.4 billion people-lack improved sanitation facilities. UNISEF
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