A global analysis suggests that 80% of the world’s population occupy areas where the fresh water supply is insecure. The main issue is both scarcity and pollution of water. At least 3.4 billion people are the ones facing water scarcity. Conservation of water for people through reservoirs and dams can work for people but not for nature.
The fact is that water sources are decreasing as climate changes and the human population continues to grow. Experts on the field of water insecurity are able to outline a planet-wide pattern of threat. Also the way water has been managed in the West has left a significant legacy of issues for nature and water conservation for future generations. Conservation of water for people through reservoirs and dams can work for people but not for nature.
Title: Water Map Shows Billions at Risk of ‘Water Insecurity’
Publication Source: BBC News: Science and environment, 29 September 2010
Author: Richard Black
Student Researcher, Pedro Perez, Sonoma state University
Faculter Evaluator: Denny Bozman-Moss Sonoma State University