Water scarcity affects every continent.
Around 1.2 billion people (almost one-fifth of the world’s population) live in areas of physical scarcity; 500 million people are now approaching this situation. Another 1.6 billion people (almost one quarter of the world's population) face economic water shortage (where countries lack the necessary infrastructure to take water from rivers and aquifers).
Water scarcity in some arid and semi-arid places will displace between 24 million and 700 million people.
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gram (though in a still-limited capacity because of politics) and for the earth in Cochabamba’s Rights of Mother Earth Accord,” Krystalline Kraus writes in a piece posted at Rabble Ca.
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