World water maps

by Dave

Those who say water is a human right and so should be free are inhabiting an alternate reality. The world population is projected to reach 9 billion in 2050 from 6.5 billion today. There is NO way of piping free or subsidized water to these vastly increased numbers in Asia, especially India. The number of ‘water tanker’ ships plying the world’s oceans is only bound to increase dramatically. The countries of Latin America can be founding members of a possible OWEC! (Organization of Water Exporting Countries). (All images via WorldMapper)

Of all the water available, the regions of South America and Asia Pacific have the most.

World Water Resources: Of all the water available, the regions of South America and Asia Pacific have the most.

On average, people living in Central Africa each use only 2% of the water used by each person living in North America.

World Water Use: On average, people living in Central Africa each use only 2% of the water used by each person living in North America.

Map shows those territories that use much of their internal water resources, measured with a threshold of people using more than 10% of renewable water resources.

World Water Depletion: Map shows those territories that use much of their internal water resources, measured with a threshold of people using more than 10% of renewable water resources.

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