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Two-third of world population to suffer from water scarcity in 10 years

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The secretary of IUESA said some experts have estimated that about two-third of the world’s population will suffer from severe or relative water scarcity by 2025.

The Secretary of Iran Urban Economics Scientific Association (IUESA) Seyed Mohsen Tabatabaei made the remarks noting that that global demand for water follows extremely urbanization growth.

he underlined that water and its resources remain as core issues related to sustainable development and access to proper drinking water is one of the most important goals of the third millennium; “food security, health and the environment are all affected by water.”

Saying that water leads to the improvement of social welfare and overall growth and the livelihoods of billions of people worldwide, he added “water is the source of many development vertices, but we consider concerning trends globally to the extent that some experts claim conflicts, tensions and civil, regional and international wars will be over water access in the not-too-distant future; therefore, this requires more accurate attention.”

Tabatabaei highlighted that global demand for water is largely followed by urbanization growth, macro-economic policies, globalization of trade, and change in diet of earth population adding “studies indicate that global demand for water will be increased 55 percent by 2050.”

Warning about increasing growth of need for water, the urban expert said “currently, the status of water resources is worrying since groundwater levels have fallen by 20% and many parts of the world are faced with lack of water. In the meantime, some experts have forecasted that about two-thirds of the world’s population will suffer from severe or relative water scarcity by 2025.”

“Statistics indicate a shocking reality; 80 percent of the world’s population have access to only 20% of the world safe drinking water. In order to have favorable coverage of water and sanitation in the world, only in developing countries, $ 103 billion investment is needed in water and sanitation sector annually,” Tabatabaei underlined.

Emphasizing that city management should make particular decisions to reduce water consumption, Seyyed Mohsen Tabatabaei deeemed it as necessary to have scientific and comprehensive look regarding water consumption management so that available resources can meet the needs of urban residents in the future.

MNA



17 Comments on "Two-third of world population to suffer from water scarcity in 10 years"

  1. Apneaman on Sat, 11th Jun 2016 2:22 pm 

    India’s Monsoon is Delayed For Third Year in a Row — Climate Change is Likely Cause

    “The reduction in India’s monsoon rains is a big deal. It generates systemic drought, creates a prevalence for heatwaves, and locally amplifies the impacts of human-caused climate change. For three years now, the Indian monsoon has been delayed. India is experiencing its worst heatwaves ever recorded and water shortages across the country are growing dire. The monsoonal rains are coming, again late. And people across India — residents as well as weather and climate experts — are beginning to wonder if the endemic drought and heat stress will ever end.

    Historically, there was only one climate condition known to bring about a delay in India’s Monsoon — El Nino. And last year, a strong El Nino is thought to have contributed both to the Monsoon’s late arrival and to a very severe drought that is now gripping the state. What the 2015 El Nino cannot also account for is the 2014 delay and weakening of monsoonal rains. And during 2016, as India’s monsoon has again been held back by 1-2 weeks, and El Nino is now but a memory, it’s beginning to become quite clear that there’s something else involved in the weakening of India’s annual rains.”

    https://robertscribbler.com/2016/06/10/indias-monsoon-is-delayed-for-the-third-year-in-a-row-climate-change-is-likely-cause/

  2. onlooker on Sat, 11th Jun 2016 2:41 pm 

    By allowing our world population to increase so dramatically, we have consistently been at an accelerating rate drawing down aquifers and wells which in most cases will not be replenished in a time frame to avoid mass fresh water shortages. Especially India and China with their huge populations are drawing perilously close to severe water shortages. The exponential function has creeped up on us unawares

  3. Sissyfuss on Sat, 11th Jun 2016 2:50 pm 

    “One of the most important goals of the third millennium.” As the Earth is approximately 4 billion years old that would make this the 4 millionth millennium. Humans are just a pimple on a mastodons’ butt.

  4. penury on Sat, 11th Jun 2016 3:52 pm 

    It is quite possible that a shortage of water will be a non-problem in 10 years.

  5. penury on Sat, 11th Jun 2016 4:35 pm 

    To expand on my previous comment I think the population will be much reduced. Warming climates increase humidity and should increase precip. Food however, may be a problem if we can avoid a nuclear disaster.

  6. Dustin Hoffman on Sat, 11th Jun 2016 4:38 pm 

    Glad to be here in the good old USA! Plenty of water keep my lawn nice and green All is good. Nothing to worry about.
    The worse that can happen is I buy extra bottle water at Wally World.

  7. GregT on Sat, 11th Jun 2016 5:31 pm 

    “It is quite possible that a shortage of water will be a non-problem in 10 years.”

    It is also quite possible that an excess of precipitation will be problematic in 10 years. Much like what we’ve been seeing already, but less stable and more intense.

  8. onlooker on Sat, 11th Jun 2016 5:37 pm 

    Seems to me we are being boxed in and squeezed by limitations all around us. But still the cornies do not wish to acknowledge this. Willfully ignorant.

  9. Go Speed Racer on Sat, 11th Jun 2016 6:20 pm 

    No, there is no problem. The crops can be watered with Gatorade. It has electrolytes.

    And the fat people can all drink just beer and monster energy drinks. They don’t need to drink any water anyway.

  10. Apneaman on Sat, 11th Jun 2016 6:45 pm 

    Plenty of good clean water in merica. Just ask them Flint residents.

    At least 33 US cities used water testing ‘cheats’ over lead concerns

    http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jun/02/lead-water-testing-cheats-chicago-boston-philadelphia

    California Farmers Irrigate Crops With Chevron’s Oil Wastewater in Drought-Stricken Central Valley

    http://ecowatch.com/2016/02/10/farmers-irrigate-crops-oil-water/

    Coal ash ponds found to leak toxic materials

    “”The degree to which leakage affects the concentration of toxins in nearby waters varies because of several factors, including the nature of the coal ash, processes in the pond and the flow through the local soil,” said Jennie Harkness, a Ph.D. student at the Nicholas School and the lead author of this study.

    Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-06-coal-ash-ponds-leak-toxic.html#jCp

    http://phys.org/news/2016-06-coal-ash-ponds-leak-toxic.html#jCp

  11. Go Speed Racer on Sat, 11th Jun 2016 6:54 pm 

    Kool. Monsanto and Chevron,
    Bringing food to your table.

    Better hit the yellow pages, an find
    yourself a good oncology clinic.

  12. makati1 on Sat, 11th Jun 2016 7:38 pm 

    Ap, most Americans have no idea what they are drinking. It’s ok as long as it tastes good. There is little, if any, truly potable water in the US if it were to be tested. Certainly not any open streams or lakes. 20 years ago, I was surprised to learn that the beautiful lakes in the Adirondacks of New York are infested with a little worm that likes to work havoc with your insides if you swallow it and can be fatal.

    My water well in farmland central PA had an excess of nitrogen that was not good for humans to ingest. A charcoal filter system was required. Another place where I rented had a problem that required an ultraviolet treatment to make it safe and that was a well on the side of a mountain.

    If I still lived in the US and had a place in the country, I would have my water tested for any known contaminants. You should also. Could save your life.

    As for the world as a whole, climate change is going to change weather cycles and patterns more and more as time passes. From my observations, the center of most large land masses, Australia, North America, South America, Asia, Africa, Europe, etc. are going to dry up with excess (flooding) rain on the coasts. But then, that is just a guess based on today’s events. We shall see.

    We get about 10 feet of rain annually on the Ps farm. Pretty evenly scattered over the year. Comes in off of the Pacific and we are on the wet side of the mountain range. We may get more, but probably not less. Interesting challenge.

  13. Davy on Sat, 11th Jun 2016 7:50 pm 

    Makati Bill, are you drinking Manila tap water?

    “Water in Manila safe to drink – for now”
    https://internationalwateranalysis.wordpress.com/2012/07/15/water-in-manila-safe-to-drink-for-now/

    “Manila, Philippines: Though finding safe drinking water in the Philippines can be an arduous task at times, the latest report on the quality of water in Metro Manila showed that water supplied by Manila Water Company Inc. (MWCI) and Maynilad Water Services Inc. (MWSI) was safe for drinking.”

    “The latest available report was for the month of April. However the country is now entering rainy season, which makes it more difficult to secure potable drinking water. In light of this, the Philippine Department of Health (DOH) cautioned Metro Manila residents that the risk of water contamination is higher during rainy season because pipes usually get submerged in floodwaters.”

    “He also said that the public should be particularly wary of the water that they use for drinking and in cooking. Fecal coliform, from contaminated water, could lead to diarrhea, typhoid fever or amoebiasis. Marayang said that out breaks of water born diseases often occur in poor and depressed areas in the metro area due to poor hygiene and improper handling of food and proper water storage. He also said that that the DOH had distributed hyposol to health centers being run by local government units in Metro Manila for public use.”

    “Officials often claim that water is safe to drink in Manila but foreigners are advised not to drink tap water, even those served in fine restaurants. Restaurants may also say that their water is boiled and/or filtered but they often use tap water. Travel agencies and other officials advise that visitors in the Philippines only take mineral or bottled water that is sealed when unopened.”

  14. Go Speed Racer on Sun, 12th Jun 2016 4:14 am 

    WHILE WE ARE ON THE SUBJECT …. don’t forget to consider that standard tap water is poisonous anyway. 1 ppm Fluoride, an old scam from the WW2 nuclear bomb makers, is known to be hazardous to your body. go read. surf the web.
    AND the chlorine in the water is poisonous too. You could leave the water overnight on the counter, in a pitcher, it helps to let the chlorine vaporize out. OR get water from an Artesian well.

    To prevent you from being able to remove the Chlorine, your sinister twisted ‘Mitt Romney’ government murderers are switching to ‘CHLORAMINE’ which has much better assurances of being poisonous and killing you. Also you cannot remove it by leaving it out overnight, hence the government is switching to that to make sure that any Americans who aren’t killed by illegal Mexicans, fracking, or the vanished economy, will be finished off by the drinking water. Like the preacherman in the Greyhound Bus said, God Bless America !!

  15. onlooker on Sun, 12th Jun 2016 4:21 am 

    So basically now humans are left to deal with polluted water, poisoned water or little or no water. Haha then we still have some refusing to admit we are TOTALLY SCREWED AS A SPECIES. Signs are everywhere.

  16. makati1 on Sun, 12th Jun 2016 4:41 am 

    At least they don’t put fluoride in the water here in Manila. It does get chlorinated, but not enough to smell or taste. We put our drinking and cooking water thru a very good filter system that takes out the metals and chemicals. But then, I had a similar system in the States for the last 20 years I lived there.

    The farm springs will not need filtered. Nothing within 5 miles to pollute it and it comes out near the top of the hill, 550 meters from and 50 meters above the river level.

  17. Kenz300 on Sun, 12th Jun 2016 7:01 am 

    Too many people demand too many resources……yet the worlds population grows by 80 million every year…..

    How many charities are dealing with the same problems they were dealing with 10 or 20 years ago with no end in sight. Every problem is made worse by the worlds growing population. If you can not provide for yourself you can not provide for a child.

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