Watertekort dreigt voor 5 miljard mensen
October 6, 2021 -
De Wereld Meteorologische Organisatie (WMO) waarschuwt dat in
2050 mogelijk vijf miljard mensen onvoldoende toegang tot water hebben.
Already in 2018, 3.6 billion people had inadequate access to water for at least one month per year, according to a new report from the UN’s World Meteorological Organisation.
The WMO said that over the last 20 years, the levels of water stored on land – on the surface, in the subsurface, in snow and ice – had dropped at a rate of one centimetre per year.
The agency said there were major ramifications for water security, as only 0.5 percent of water on Earth is useable and available fresh water.