11 May '12, 12pm

Water shortages could cripple areas of US, China, and India via @businessgreen

Extreme water stress in areas of the US, China, and India could undermine economic growth by constraining business activities and hampering agriculture, a new report warns today. Research by risk analysts Maplecroft finds all three economic superpowers have vast geographical regions and industrial sectors where unsustainable water use is outstripping supply. FURTHER READING London remains in drought as restrictions removed across England Pressure builds for full Water Bill as government announces draft legislation Of the 168 countries covered by the newly released Water Stress Index , India, China and the US rank 34, 50 and 61 respectively in the list, while Middle-Eastern and North African nations make up the top 10. The report warns that the pressure building on available water sources in key economies from agriculture, industry, and the domestic sector may have far-reac...

Full article: http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2174143/water-shorta...

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