About 70% of the human body is made up of water, and the average human being cannot survive for more than three days without this unique compound. Given that water is the primary component of blood, urine, sweat, tears, and so much more, the human body requires a constant supply to survive. On average, you need to consume up to 2.7 to 3.7 liters of fluids daily, to maintain normal bodily functions.
Is There Enough Water in The World?
Given that up to 71% of the earth is composed of water, it is easy to imagine an abundance of water available to meet our needs. However, a mere 2% of all available water is drinkable. When you consider that this available portion of drinkable water must be shared between a population of over 7 billion, and counting, it paints a very dire picture. Already, scientists believe that a staggering 1 in 3 people is unable to access clean water.
In the years to come, it is predicted that population growth will cause an increased demand for water that may become more difficult to meet than at any time in the history of man. If you this doesn’t have you feeling worried yet, here are ten more predictions about water that should drive the point home:
- Based on some studies done by the UN, it has been predicted that 30 nations will be scarce of water by 2025 as compared to just 20 countries in 1990.
- According to a report by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, almost half—47%—of the world’s population will suffer from high water stress levels by 2030. This lack of water could potentially lead to “water wars” as nations full of thirsty people fight over the dwindling water resources.
- It has been projected that at least 21 cities across India will exhaust their natural deposits of groundwater by 2020, which will affect the lives of up to 100 million people.
- The UN projects that global water demand will increase by 55 % in 2025. If current trends in usage do not change, in 10 years or less, the world will have only 60 % of the water it needs.
- The UN also projects that by 2025, absolute water scarcity will affect as many as 1.8 billion people across the globe.
- The world’s population is projected to grow to an estimated 9 billion people by 2050. This is certain to lead to an increased demand for agricultural production, which will place at least 15 % more pressure on water withdrawals.
- According to the International Energy Agency, energy consumption across the globe will increase by 35% leading to an attendant increase of up to 15% in water usage and an 85% increase in water consumption.
- The population of middle-class individuals worldwide will grow from 1.8 to 4.9 billion by 2030. As people climb up the economic ladder, they tend to use a lot more water for various reasons, leading to increased strain on freshwater resources.
- Research projects that five times as much land is likely to be under “extreme drought” by the year 2050 as compared to today.
- According to a study published in the Science Advances journal, climate change and other factors could lead to megadroughts lasting for more than three decades in the Central Plains and the Southwestern United States between the years 2050 and 2100.
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