Clean, safe drinking water is becoming scarce.
Renewable water resources per capita is extremely low in Africa, Middle East, and South Asia.
There has been a sharp decrease in renewable water resources over a period of 50 years for most countries.
1.2 billion people live in areas of physical water scarcity, a number projected to grow to 1.8 billion by 2025. Growing populations, consumption practices, and climate change are the leading causes of severe scarcity and decreased water quality. Water scarcity can result in economic losses due to crop failure, limited food availability, loss of environmental biodiversity and heightened global conflict.