@Water global shortfall to hit 40 per cent by 2030 – an annotated infographic

Rampant population growth, the increasing use of groundwater for farming and industry, and the incessant guzzling of our recommended two-litre daily intake of the stuff by health-conscious hydrated humans is all conspiring to push water to the brink.

The UN has warned that if these trends continue, a serious water crisis is looming, scheduled to arrive and dessicate us all within a mere 15 years. By 2030, it is estimated that the world might have only 60 per cent of the water it needs.

Click on the graphic for an expanded view.

Water, water not everywhere
Water, water not everywhere

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