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Sana'a 1st City to be Out of Water?

Sana'a
Sana'a, capital city of Yemen

Water availability is going to one of the biggest issues of the coming centuries, in my humble opinion. Due to global weirding, unsustainable agriculture practices, and a growing population. Reportedly, Yemen’s capital city, Sana’a, will be one of the first cities to run out of water. Here are a few quotes from a recent article on Ecolocalizer:

“Water shortages in Yemen will squeeze agriculture to such an extent that 750,000 jobs could disappear and incomes could drop by a quarter within a decade.”

“Yemen has no rivers, so the main sources of water are groundwater and rain. The study warns that almost 90 per cent of the country’s available freshwater is used for agriculture.”

“Sana’a will be the first city in the world to run out of water by 2025.”

Read more here: Yemen’s Capital Out of Water by 2025?

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Photo Credit: Sana’a, Yemen by eesti via flickr (CC license)




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