Water Scarcity Map

By 2025, scientists predict that at least 3.5 billion people or nearly 50 percent of the world’s population will face water scarcities.  As such, water scarcity will increasingly become an issue of world-wide security as regions come into conflict for scarce water resources.  Ironically, it is one of the largest and fastest growing countries in the world – China – that faces some of the greatest water scarcity problems.  This will especially be the case as China becomes more industrialized and builds coal-fired power plants that require water for cooling, and thus industrial uses for water increasingly compete for consumer needs for drinking water.

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~ by americanpresidents on February 23, 2010.

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