Where is All the Water? (Infographic)

July 11, 2011
Treehugger Infographic clip


Water scarcity is a well documented reality, especially in developing regions. Besides the obvious necessity of clean water for drinking, water for agricultural activities is a crucial element in the livelihoods of millions of small-holder farmers. Yet one-sixth of the world's population lacks access to such a basic human right and water scarcity is worsening.


REPORT: A recently released FAO report documents the impact of climate change on water for farming. 

  • Over 185 million acres of rainfed agricultural land will be lost in sub-Saharan Africa during our lifetime.

INFOGRAPHIC: Treehugger infographic - "The Embarrassing Lack of Clean Water Access in the World"

  • Nearly half of sub-Saharan Africa lacks access to clean drinking water.

Sara Wilson

Communications and New Media Officer
United States

Sara has worked as Communications and New Media Officer for The Hunger Project since October 2010.

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