30 Sep '17, 1pm

According to @WorldResources #Iran among world's most #water stressed countries

According to @WorldResources #Iran among world's most #water stressed countries

EDITOR'S NOTE: 1/9/14: A previous version of this blog was titled "World’s 37 Most Water-Stressed Countries." We have since removed Northern Cyprus as a country, as it is an internationally disputed territory. The headline and text of this post were revised accordingly. Providing stable freshwater supplies is a priority for every country in the world. Yet stable supplies are increasingly hard to come by in many countries, as water-related risks increase. For example, recent droughts threatened GDP growth in the United States. Monsoon floods killed hundreds and displaced thousands in India. Increased competition for water may impact energy production in China, and the list goes on. WRI’s Aqueduct project recently evaluated, mapped, and scored water risks like these in 100 river basins, ranked by area and population, and 180 nations—the first such country-level water assessm...

Full article: http://www.wri.org/blog/2013/12/world%E2%80%99s-36-most-w...

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