Water: The forgotten crisis

A few years ago, IWMI (the International Water Management Institute) demonstrated that many countries are facing severe water scarcity, either as a result of a lack of available fresh water, or due to a lack of investment in water infrastructure such as dams and reservoirs. What makes matters worse is that this scarcity predominantly affects developing countries where the majority of the world’s under-nourished people– approximately 840 million — live.

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Source: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2008-07/iwm

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