Posted on24 June 2010.
A new report says that Iceland has the world’s most secure water supply. Somalia is, on the other hand, in the worst position for fresh water supplies and other African nations Mauritania, Sudan and Niger also suffer horribly.
Norway and New Zealand both have the second most plentiful and reliable water supplies after Iceland.
In Sudan, only 30 percent of people have access to clean drinking water, Visir.is reports.
The report was created on behalf of a prominent British consulting firm. It concludes that global climate change and the human population explosion are both putting increased pressure on water supplies and worldwide water use for agriculture and industry are in as much danger as drinking water.
Drought is not only a problem in Africa, the report states. Parts of Australia and the USA also experience severe water shortages.
70 percent of all human fresh water consumption goes to irrigation and 22 percent is used in industry.