Leaving No One behind: UN report highlights growing water stress

  • Global water demand is expected to continue increasing at a similar rate until 2050, accounting for an increase of 20 to 30% above the current level of water use, mainly due to rising demand in the industrial and domestic sectors
  • Over 2 billion people live in countries experiencing high water stress, and about 4 billion people experience severe water scarcity during at least one month of the year

  • Stress levels will continue to increase as demand for water grows and the effects of climate change intensify