You don’t hear much about the water crisis in the United States. Water is still cheap here and our borders contain a relatively large freshwater supply.But in some places the crisis is in flames.
1.6 billion people live in regions with absolute water scarcity and by 2025 two-thirds of the world’s population could be living under water stressed conditions. And it’s just getting worse.
Late energy analyst Matthew Simmons warned this was scarier than peak oil: “As global population grows, water usage has to rise for sanitation, food production and modern energy creation. It is unclear whether this can happen.”
In terms of net water consumption, Europe imports hundreds of billions of cubic meters of water per year
40% of children in much of Africa and India have stunted growth, due to unclean water and malnutrition
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