Study: Water insecurity threatens 80% of the world's population

09/30/2010 | BBC

About 3.4 billion people around the world reside in areas with an "insecure" supply of fresh water because of scarcity, pollution and "engineering palliatives" used to protect drinking water resources, according to U.S. researchers. The identification of a "planet-wide pattern of threat" underscores the need for governments to bolster water-management strategies that involve both infrastructure and the preservation of watersheds, wetlands and flood plains.

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