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TOP 10 Countries with Highest Water Shortage

TOP 10 Countries with Highest Water Shortage

Here is the TOP 10 Countries with Highest Water Shortage

 

10.Turkmenistan

TOP 10 Countries with Highest Water Shortage

TOP 10 Countries with Highest Water Shortage

  • These days Turkmenistan is facing severe shortage of water.
  • It is being predicted that Turkmenistan will have no water in 2020.
  • British consultancy Maple croft’s study reveals that more than half of Turkmenistan is consists of desert.
  • All the living beings have poor access to water.
  • A limited no. of high class people has an access to clean water.

 

9.Pakistan

TOP 10 Countries with Highest Water Shortage

TOP 10 Countries with Highest Water Shortage

  • Pakistan is also undergoing the extreme shortage of water.
  • The water shortage in Pakistan is due to depletion of resources which can work against the prolong drought.
  • The second and main reason behind shortage of water in Pakistan is very dangerous as India is diverting the rivers of Pakistan to its interior areas illegally.
  • Government of Pakistan and people both are not looking serious in this regard.
  • Remaining water is being wasted brutally in Pakistan.
  • An average inflow of the Indus and its tributaries is 41.6 maf.
  • About 97% of which is used for agricultural purpose and 3 % is used for industrial and domestic purposes.
  • Pakistan has lost almost 50% of its clean water.

 

8.Uzbekistan

TOP 10 Countries with Highest Water Shortage

TOP 10 Countries with Highest Water Shortage

  • Uzbekistan is also facing shortage of water.
  • Water issues have always been serious in Uzbekistan.
  • 90% of water resources are used for irrigation purpose.
  • Remaining water is used for domestic and industrial purposes.
  • The water problem has been overcome to some extent but still drinking water issue is needed to be addressed on emergency basis.
  • Due to water shortage wheat and cotton crops endure massive losses.

 

7.Iraq

TOP 10 Countries with Highest Water Shortage

TOP 10 Countries with Highest Water Shortage

  • Only 32% Iraq’s population has access to potable water.
  • The rest of the population has to drink salty and unclean water.
  • In Iraq, there is 16% good sewage system.
  • Poor people and IDPs have to drink water from rivers.
  • Government is not taking it a serious problem.
  • Due to constant war, almost all infrastructures have been ruined.

 

6.Sudan

TOP 10 Countries with Highest Water Shortage

TOP 10 Countries with Highest Water Shortage

  • Water scarcity and desertification are two major ecological problems which Sudan is facing these days.
  • With the increase in population the demand of water is increasing day by day.
  • Citizens are undergoing waterborne diseases.
  • In 2014, 500 deaths were recorded in four month due to diarrhea.
  • Its government needs to take serious measures.

 

5.Mauritania

TOP 10 Countries with Highest Water Shortage

TOP 10 Countries with Highest Water Shortage

  • Mauritania is also facing serious problem of water shortage.
  • Including Nouakchott, the capital of Mauritania all major cities are facing this problem.
  • It rains only six days per annum in Mauritania.
  • This is the major reason behind water shortage in this country.
  • The underground level of water in this country has become dry to much extent.

 

4.Egypt

TOP 10 Countries with Highest Water Shortage

TOP 10 Countries with Highest Water Shortage

  • Due to Nile Pollution Egypt is undergoing serious risks of water shortage.
  • In the last two decades the level of pollution in Nile has increased rapidly.
  • A lot of citizens do not have an excess to potable water.
  • Irrigation system is also undergoing problem due to lake of water.
  • Several cases of mass poisoning have been reported in Egypt.
  • Due to water shortage people have to drink polluted water.

 

3.Syria

TOP 10 Countries with Highest Water Shortage

TOP 10 Countries with Highest Water Shortage

  • Syria is also facing serious problem of water supply in most part of its city of Aleppo.
  • It is very alarming situation that water has stopped flowing in various parts of state including government held areas.
  • Nongovernmental organizations and government need to take part to find alternative sources of potable water.

 

 

2.Somalia

TOP 10 Countries with Highest Water Shortage

TOP 10 Countries with Highest Water Shortage

  • Somalia is a war-ravaged and water scarce country.
  • Somalia is suffering from both type of water scarcities which has resulted in starvation and casualties.
  • In spite of having tremendous water resources, mismanagement of the government has led the people to suffer from shortage of potable water.
  • A good infrastructure needs to be built to deal with the water shortage.

 

1.Niger

TOP 10 Countries with Highest Water Shortage

TOP 10 Countries with Highest Water Shortage

  • It is one of the poorest countries in the world.
  • The reasons behind water and food shortage are the drought cycles and desertification.
  • Drought and locust infestation led the people to suffer with food and water shortage in 2005.
  • This limit reached up to 2.5 million people in Niger.
  • Niger is still facing water shortage.

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