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Global water crisis: why the world urgently needs water-wise solutions

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By illuminem briefings

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🗞️ Driving the news: The global water crisis is intensifying, with over 2 billion people lacking access to clean, safe drinking water and climate change exacerbating droughts worldwide
• By 2030, water scarcity could displace over 700 million people, highlighting the urgent need for collective action to promote global water security

🔭 The context: Water scarcity results from a combination of factors, including population growth, climate change, and poor resource management
• Currently, nearly 703 million people lack access to water, and the situation is predicted to worsen, with almost half the world's population expected to live in areas of high water stress by 2030

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: Water scarcity poses significant threats to health, sanitation, food production, economic growth, and political stability
• It underlines the interdependence of nations and ecosystems and stresses the importance of sustainable water management and global cooperation

⏭️ What's next: Addressing the water crisis requires a multifaceted approach, including upgrading infrastructure, adopting new technologies, improving governance, fostering international cooperation, and increasing public awareness and education

💬 One quote: "Water security, or reliable access to adequate quantities of acceptable quality water for health, livelihoods, ecosystems, and production, has become an urgent issue worldwide."

📈 One stat: By 2030, water scarcity could displace over 700 million people.

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