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.
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.