2 September 2015

These countries will be hit hardest by water stress in the future

The Washington Post 26 August 2015: One of the biggest concerns about climate change is how it will affect global water supplies. Rising temperatures and changes in future precipitation patterns are expected to cause a spike in droughts around the world. Couple these factors with rising global populations and access to usable water is likely to be a major problem for many parts of the world in the coming decades.

new analysis from the World Resources Institute (WRI) shows which regions are most vulnerable to water stress — in other words, the places where demand for water will be highest and supply lowest. The rankings, published on Wednesday, are based on... read on.