Africa to Experience Water Scarcity in 20 Years

IPS Health, 2 May 2007.

According to a paper presented by Ahmed Nejjar of the World Health Organisation (WHO) at a conference looking at water management, 25 countries in Africa are expected to experience water scarcity or water stress in the next 20 to 30 years.

Neijar predicts that 16% or 230 million of Africa's population will be facing water scarcity by 2025, and 32% or 460 million people will be living in water-stressed countries by that time. Due to decreasing rainfall, drops in river levels and severe droughts in Africa, environmentalists have warned that there is a cause for concern.

To read the article titled, “Extreme Water Events Predicted,” click here.

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