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Sunday, December 24, 2017

Facts and Figures-96: The Global Water Crisis: The Invisible Threat to Humanity’s Future

The  Global Water Crisis: The Invisible Threat to Humanity’s Future

Despite the critical role that water has in our everyday lives, few people realize that the world’s freshwater supply is facing a major crisis in the near future.  With a billion more people to fed by 2025 and increasing industrialization and standards of living, freshwater demand will continue to grow.   By 2025, water withdrawals will skyrocket by 50% in developing countries and 18% in developed countries.

The Global Suply of Water is Limited.  Yet demand for water keeps growing.  2.5% of the world’s water is freshwater.  1% of the world’s freshwater is easily accessible to human use.  29% of the world’s freshwater is underground. 70% of the world’s freshwater is in the form of snow cover on mountains. In just 40 years, the world’s population has doubled while our use of freshwater has quadrupled. The world’s population is using 54% of the available freshwater supply.

By 2025, there will also be one billion more mouths to feed, requiring an additional one trillion cubic meters of water for agriculture alone. This will lead to 1.8 billion people living in absolute water scarcity and 2/3 of the world’s population in stress conditions from water shortage.

Excerpt from Pinterest.com.

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