India is One Among Most Water Stressed Countries in the World

by Kathy Jones on December 15, 2013 at 8:51 PM
 India is One Among Most Water Stressed Countries in the World

New data that analyzed 37 countries says that India is one of the most water-stressed countries in the world.

The Washington, DC environmental research organization World Resources Institute found that water supplied are becoming increasingly difficult to attain on a planet hit by global warming and growing population.


According to the Huffington Post, India is among the high stress countries with 40-80 percent ratio of withdrawals to supply, which refers to the ratio of annual water withdrawals to total available annual renewable supply.

Paul Reig, associate for WRI's Aqueduct project said that water stress can have serious consequences for countries around the world, including droughts, floods and competition for limited supplies threatening national economies and energy production.

In the first such country-level water level assessment, the researchers looked at water risks in 100 river basins and 181 nations around the globe.

Reig further said that if countries and international-level decision makers understand more clearly where water stress is most severe, they can direct attention and money toward the most at-risk regions.

Countries having the most amount of water stress include UAE, Western Sahara, Singapore, Qatar, Cyprus, Malta, Jamaica, Bahrain, Barbados, among others.

Source: ANI
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