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Water in the World: Overview

Water scarcity means there is not enough water to go around. There is a need to reduce demand or increase supply - or someone loses out. 

Freshwater is the most important resource for humankind, cross-cutting all social, economic and environmental activities. It is a condition for all life on our planet, an enabling or limiting factor for any social and technological development, a possible source of welfare or misery, cooperation or conflict.


Water Scarcity Atlas


The map show that India and Chile have high water stress and Egypt has a more moderate stress. World Resources Institute



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