The Global Water Crisis


“The world’s water crisis due to pollution, climate change and a surging population growth is of such magnitude that close to two billion people now live in water-stressed regions of the planet. By the year 2025, two-thirds of the world’s population will face water scarcity. The global population tripled in the twentieth century, but water consumption went up sevenfold. By 2050, after we add another three billion to the population, humans will need an 80 per cent increase in water supplies just to feed ourselves. No one knows where this water will come from.”

Blue Covenant: The Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Water
Maude Barlow, 2007

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