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

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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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