Water consumption increases twice as quickly as the population increase
Water shortages affect all continents.
- Global water consumption has increased twice as fast as the population increase in the last century
- More and more regions have reached the limit to what they can supply of access to clean water
- The rising global water crisis is primarily due to overuse, pollution and climate change, according to the United Nations
- Economic water shortage is due to the lack of infrastructure needed to ensure that the population has access to water. Many poor countries in sub-Saharan Africa suffer from economic water shortages.
- Physical water shortage is due to the lack of water in a specific area. This often occurs in dry areas, but it can also hit places where there is infrastructure for water distribution in place. A recent example of this was the Cape Town water crisis.
Sources: UNWater, Wikipedia