The world’s water-scarce hotspots

AlertNet: Water scarcity is both a natural and a human-made problem. Population growth, rapid urbanisation, industrial development, rising agricultural needs and overuse of lakes, waterways and aquifers - all put pressure on water supplies. Additional drivers of water scarcity include drought, desertification, rising sea levels and accelerated melting of glaciers, which scientists say are being exacerbated by climate change. The technical definition of water scarcity is a complex equation based on......

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