As we’ve mentioned before, useable water is not distributed evenly throughout the world. Neither is the world’s population. But while many countries are already dealing with severe drought and water scarcity problems, India may be the first major country to do so.
A foreign study has warned India about an acute water scarcity by the year 2040 because of a clash of necessities – demand for drinking water and for cooling systems in power generation. Population increase as well as a significant rise in energy requirements is directly expected to lead to such a scenario, the study says.
2040… not that far away. How India reacts, and how it fails to act, may be a major teaching point for a lot of countries. Are we paying attention?