Water scarcity has a huge impact on food production. Without water people do not have a means of watering their crops and, therefore, to provide food for the fast growing population. In response to this problem, many have tried different methods of water management. This article discusses some of those methods.
The Center for Watershed Protection, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to fostering responsible land and water management through applied research, direct assistance to communities, award-winning training, and access to a network of experienced professionals.
The Environmental Protection Agency has created this website on Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds to provide information on how individual and community actions can impact the water supply and techniques that can help protect the world's watersheds.
This article explains that the task of finding water consumes so much time that a girl or woman often has little to no time to finish their education, focus on domestic duties and find other job opportunities.
Shannyn Snyder outlines the problem of water scarcity and explains its implications on the lives of children, predominantly girls, who are often the ones going out to find water.
These maps shows levels of nitrate concentrations between 1976 and 2000. An additional map shows where nitrate concentrations have increased or decreased over time.
On this site, The Water Project breaks down the world's water crisis by the numbers painting a clear picture of the importance of access to clean water and the consequences of not having that access.
The countries known to be experiencing stress or scarcity of water per capita are roughly those which are excessively using their renewable water resources. The United Nations Environment Programme has developed a map of the percentage of the total renewable water stock at the beginning of the year 2000.
The supply of safe drinking water and the provision of sanitation are management issues that raise concerns about inequitable service provision, particularly in developing countries. The United Nations Environment Programme provides facts and figures on the inequalities in clean water access around the world.
In developing countries, access to sanitation remains below the world average. This map shows percentages of populations around the world that have access to sanitation.