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Global Water Statistics

About 80
The number of countries that had experienced serious water shortages by the mid 1990s. This makes up about 40 per cent of the world's population.

One-third
The proportion of the global population who live in countries with moderate-to-high water stress. Water stress occurs when water consumption exceeds 10 per cent of renewable freshwater resources.

Two-thirds
The proportion of the global population that is expected to be living in water stressed conditions in less than 25 years.

40%
The increase in global water use expected by 2020.
$30 billionThe projected cost per year of bringing poor people universal access to water by 2015.(Source: United Nations Environment Programme, GEO-Global Environment Outlook 3, Past, Present and Future Perspectives Accessed via
http://www.cbc.ca/news/background/water/bynumbers.html ) 18 April 2006

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