‘Water scarcity’ affects four billion people each year

Figure: Global map charts locations that use more water than is available in at least one month each year. Mesfin Mekonnen and Arjen Hoekstra at the University of Twente in the NetherlandsĀ have created maps that show global water scarcity on a monthly timescale. They identify areas, where more water is withdrawn than the region can … More ‘Water scarcity’ affects four billion people each year