Global Water Shortages and its Effect on Poor Countries

Author: Paul | Subject: Environmental Water Shortages

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Article excerpt: Water is one of the basic commodities of human life, yet freshwater supplies throughout the world are being threatened today by the effects of climate change. In the western world we complain about being inconvenienced by hosepipe bans and occasional disruption to water supplies, but in many poorer countries people are dying of thirst or having to walk for hours each day to collect meagre supplies of one of the world's most precious resources. That is the position today.