Threat Of Global Water Crisis Fuels Need To Better Manage Water Supply, U.N. Says
News outlets report on findings from the U.N. World Water Development Report 2015.
Deutsche Welle: U.N. calls for action as global water crisis looms
“The U.N. has warned that the world will soon face a crisis of huge dimensions if water management does not improve. Population growth and climate change are among the factors fueling the problem…” (3/20).
LiveMint: Urgent need to manage water more sustainably: U.N. report
“By 2030, the world will be staring at a 40 percent shortfall in water supply unless there is a dramatic improvement in water management, according to a report released by the United Nations on Friday ahead of World Water Day on 22 March…” (Aggarwal, 3/20).
Thomson Reuters Foundation: ‘Business as usual’ will create a thirsty planet in 15 years, says U.N.
“…Competition for water between water-thirsty sectors means better management is essential to ensure everybody gets the water they need, said the World Water Development Report. With ‘business as usual’ the world is facing a ‘collapse in our global socioeconomic system,’ Richard Connor, lead author of the report, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation…” (Mis, 3/19).