The above infographics explain the facts about water shortages around the world. Over Three-quarters of the earth's surface is covered in water, but most of it is undrinkable. 844 million people live without access to safe water. By 2025, half of the world's population will be living in water-stressed areas. And by 2040, most regions will be water-stressed.
The contributing factors to the worldwide crisis are Poor manufacture, Access to clean water and climate change. This infographic takes a look on come of the most vulnerable places losing water, water scarcity region by region. A water crisis is a situation where the available potable, unpolluted water within a region is less than that region's demand.
While the concept of water stress is relatively new, it is the difficulty of obtaining sources of fresh water for use during a period of time and may result in further depletion and deterioration of available water resources. Water shortages may be caused by climate change, such as altered weather patterns including droughts or floods, increased pollution, and increased human demand and overuse of water.
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