Where is All the Water? (Infographic)

June 11, 2011

waterdown-full-clip 2.nodeWater 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.