Two-third of world population to suffer from water scarcity in 10 years

13 Jun 2016   Climate, Water

The Secretary of Iran Urban Economics Scientific Association (IUESA) Seyed Mohsen Tabatabaei made the remarks noting that that global demand for water follows extremely urbanization growth. he underlined that water and its resources remain as core issues related to sustainable development and access to proper drinking water is one of the most important goals of the third millennium; “food security, health and the environment are all affected by water.” Saying that water leads to the improvement of social welfare and overall growth and the livelihoods of billions of people worldwide, he added “water is the source of many development vertices, but we consider concerning trends globally to the extent that some experts claim conflicts, tensions and civil, regional and international wars will be over water access in the not-too-distant future; therefore, this requires more accurate attention.” Tabatabaei highlighted that global demand for water is largely followed by urbanization growth, […]

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