Global water resources under increasing pressure

As demand for water increases across the globe, the availability of fresh water in many regions is likely to decrease because of climate change, warns the latest edition of the United Nations's World Water Development Report (WWDR4). The Report Managing Water under Uncertainty and Risk was launched today at the 6th World Water Forum in Marseille (France). It predicts that these pressures will exacerbate economic disparities between certain countries, as well as between sectors or regions within countries. Much of the burden, it says, is likely to fall on the poor.

see the full report at UNESCO