Drinking water

Cape Town may be the first major city to face the treat of no drinking water, but not the last. The BBC reports: Despite covering about 70% of the Earth’s surface, water, especially drinking water, is not as plentiful as one might think. Only 3% of it is fresh.
Over one billion people lack access to water and another 2.7 billion find it scarce for at least one month of the year. A 2014 survey of the world’s 500 largest cities estimates that one in four are in a situation of “water stress”
According to UN-endorsed projections, global demand for fresh water will exceed supply by 40% in 2030, thanks to a combination of climate change, human action and population growth.

Click here for a list of 11 other cities most likely to have no drinking water: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-42982959

Devamrita Swami