Half of the World’s People to Live in Water-Scarce Regions by 2050 – Report

The document reveals a concern with construction plans of up to 500 new dams on the Amazon Basin in the coming decades.

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL –  By 2050 more than fifty percent of the world’s population will live in water-scarce regions with almost sixty percent of freshwater flows coming from transboundary rivers, according to a report released by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) on Thursday, August 22nd.

The report, dubbed the Blue Peace Index, examines the extent to which countries and basins are managing their shared water resources in a sustainable, equitable and collaborative manner and the dangerous threats to the world’s freshwater supplies as a result of weak or problematic global transboundary cooperation.

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