If we continue on our current trajectory, warns the report, we’ll only have 60% of the water we need in 2030
The world will only have 60% of the water it needs by 2030 without significant global policy change, according to a new report from the U.N.
While countries like India are rapidly depleting their groundwater, rainfall patterns around the world are becoming more unpredictable due to global warming, meaning there will be less water in reserves. Meanwhile, as the population increases, so does demand for potable water, snowballing to a massive problem for our waterways in 15 years’ time.
The report suggests several changes of course that nations can take, from increasing water prices to finding new ways of recycling waste water.