The demand for water is expected to increase by 20%-30% by 2050. 2.3 billion people live in water-stressed countries, many of whom have to travel long distances every day to collect drinking water. Water may appear to be abundant in our vast oceans, however less than 1% of water on earth is available freshwater. The abundance, not scarcity, of water is causing a crisis of another kind in which some countries are nearing extinction due to rising sea levels.
Source of Data: UN-Water