29 Mar '11, 12am

More than 1 billion people will face serious water shortages by 2050 due to climate change: Study

More than 1 billion people will face serious water shortages by 2050 due to climate change: Study

More than one billion urban residents will face serious water shortages by 2050 as climate change worsens effects of urbanisation, with Indian cities among the worst hit. -- PHOTO: AFP WASHINGTON - MORE than one billion urban residents will face serious water shortages by 2050 as climate change worsens effects of urbanisation, with Indian cities among the worst hit, a study said on Monday. The shortage threatens sanitation in some of the world's fastest-growing cities but also poses risks for wildlife if cities pump in water from outside, said the article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study found that under current urbanization trends, by mid-century some 993 million city dwellers will live with less than 100 litres each day of water each - roughly the amount that fills a personal bathtub - which authors considered the daily minimum. Adding on...

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