Today marks World Water Day : An ‘absolute scarcity’ in 2025

Today marks World Water Day : An ‘absolute scarcity’ in 2025

Today marks World Water Day : An ‘absolute scarcity’ in 2025

Written by Staff Writer

22 Mar, 2016 | 2:02 pm

UN Statistics show that by 2025, some 1.8 billion people will face absolute water scarcity and an estimated two-thirds of the worlds population could be living under water-stressed conditions.

A series of programmes are being organised in line with the World Water Day, which is being marked by the UN, in an attempt to raise caution about the depleting water sources.

Three-fourths of the fresh water that people use every day comes from forested catchment areas and more than 1.6 billion people live on the forests for food, water, medicines and fuel, forest experts said at the panel discussion marking the International Day of Forests which falls on Monday.

Experts say that the worst case scenario will emerge in the year 2025, which is the lack of water to two billion of the world’s population. Not only will there be a challenge posed to obtain water, but also a challenge posed to obtain clean drinking water.

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