Report: India Will Soon Run out of Water; ‘Extremely High’ Crisis Level
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
India is among the 17 countries, which are a home to a quarter of the world’s population, facing “extremely high” water stress, close to “Day Zero” conditions when the taps run dry, according to a report unveiled on Tuesday.
The World Resources Institute’s Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas ranked water stress, drought risk, and riverine flood risk across 189 countries and their sub-national regions, like states and provinces.
India, ranked 13 on Aqueduct’s list of “extremely highly” water stressed countries, has more than three times the population of the other 16 countries in this category combined, the report said.
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