UN Chief Warns of Serious Clean Water Shortages by 2050

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Tuesday that by 2050 global demand for fresh water is projected to grow by more than 40 percent and at least a quarter of the world's population will live in countries with a "chronic or recurrent'' lack of clean water.   He told the Security Council that "strains on water access are already rising in all regions,'' noting that three-quarters of the 193 U.N. member states share rivers or lake basins with their neighbors. "Water, peace and...

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