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Water Shortages Will Hurt Economies In Middle East, Central Asia, Africa By 2050, World Bank Report Shows

The Guardian: Global water shortages to deliver ‘severe hit’ to economies, World Bank warns
“Water shortages will deliver a ‘severe hit’ to the economies of the Middle East, Central Asia, and Africa by the middle of the century, taking double digits off their GDP, the World Bank warned on Tuesday. By 2050, growing demand for cities and for agriculture would put water in short supply in regions where it is now plentiful — and worsen shortages across a vast swath of Africa and Asia, spurring conflict and migration, the bank said…” (Goldenberg, 5/3).