In 15 years, the world could face a 40 percent water shortage, the United Nations said in a report earlier this year. Population growth, urbanization, and industrialization are the main cause of increased demand on freshwater resources.
World Vision water expert, Greg Allgood, offers his perspective on the U.N.’s prediction.
“This big trend they’re worried about is real,” Greg says. “But it’s not a huge wake-up call to us.”
World Vision is the largest humanitarian provider of clean water in the world. Every 30 seconds, a new person gains access to clean water through World Vision’s efforts to protect or rehabilitate water sources, drill wells, or harvest rain water.
“…the streams of God are filled with water…” Psalm 65:9
Photo©2013 Khaing Min Htoo/World Vision
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