The world is facing water scarcity on some level or another in every state, city, and region. While climate change is real and we can see its effects everywhere these days with flash floods and wildfires, water scarcity is also true. According to the World Resources Institute’s new report, the MENA-Middle East and North America regions will face severe water issues in 2050.
MENA Region Is One Of The Most Water-Stressed Regions
New data from @WRIAqueduct‘s Water Risk Atlas finds that 25 countries — home to a quarter of the world’s population — are currently exposed to extremely high #WaterStress annually▶️ https://t.co/aCfF0OjS1Z pic.twitter.com/xeZ05GgDlA
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According to new research, the MENA-Middle East and North Africa region is the most water-stressed region in the world, and by 2050, every Mena nation would experience extreme water scarcity.
The research released on Wednesday by the World Resources Institute states that the demand for water is already growing alarmingly faster than the sustainable supply.
It says that more than 80% of the water supplies in the region are used for irrigation, livestock, industrial, and domestic requirements, putting almost 83% of the population in the area under serious water stress.
The report stated the main causes of water scarcity in these countries. They include limited supply and the demands of the household, agricultural, and industrial sectors.
Green Infrastructure And Eco-Friendly Techniques
The Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas, released on Wednesday by the World Resources Institute, estimates that by the year 2050, an additional 1 billion people would be subject to extremely severe water stress.
The analysis predicts a 20 to 25 percent increase in global water demand by 2050, and a 19 percent rise in the number of watersheds with highly variable water supplies from year to year.
Accordingly, by 2050, all inhabitants of the MENA-Middle East and North Africa will experience severe water stress.
According to the research, lack of water can lead to economic disruptions, power outages, and decreased agricultural productivity. According to the World Resources Institute, nations can strengthen their water management policies, encourage water conservation in farming, implement thorough water resource strategies, and bolster water infrastructure using eco-friendly techniques and green infrastructure in order to improve water management and lessen water stress.
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