Water Scarcity

Water Scarcity – Science Daily

Water scarcity is the lack of sufficient available water resources to meet the demands of water usage within a region. It effects every continent and around 2.8 billion people around the world at least one month out of every year.

Water Scarcity – UN-Water

Water scarcity can mean scarcity in availability due to physical shortage, or scarcity in access due to the failure of institutions to ensure a regular supply or due to a lack of adequate infrastructure.

The world’s road to water scarcity: shortage and stress in the 20th century and pathways towards sustainability

Water scarcity is a rapidly growing concern around the globe, but little is known about how it has developed over time. This study provides a first assessment of continuous sub-national trajectories and water scarcity.

The effects of climate change on water shortages

If global temperatures continue to rise, rainfall will increasingly become a beast of extremes: long dry spells here, dangerous floods there – and in some places, intense water shortages. As early as 2025, the World Health Organization estimates that half of the world’s population will be living in water-stressed areas. (Stanford Earth).

Exploring the Looming Water Crisis

Loïc Fauchon, president of the World Water Council, speaks to Gitika Bhardwaj about the causes of water scarcity around the world and how best to implement sustainable solutions. (Chatham House).