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Climate Change, Pollution And Water Shortages

by: Peter Sant
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More than 5 billion people could be affected in 2050 by a shortage of water. That states a new report from the United Nations. Climate Change, pollution, and water shortages, and polluted stock are, according to the report, the culprits: climate Change, Pollution, And Water Shortages.
Parched soil
Photo AFP. Drought in Cape Town

UN report: Almost 4 Billion People Can Be Affected By Water Scarcity By 2050

The study presented at the World Water Forum in Brazil warns against conflicts if no concrete measures are taken. According to the UN, these must be more natural solutions, for example, working with soil and trees instead of steel and concrete. "The world has focused too long on a man-made infrastructure to improve water management," said Gilbert Houngbo, the director of UN-Water, in the foreword of the report. Climate change, pollution, and water Shortages is a horrible combination.

Un-Water Director, Gilbert Houngbo: Water Shortages

In 2050 the world population will have risen to between 9.4 and 10.2 billion people, of whom two-thirds live in the city. According to the report, between 4.8 and 5.7 billion people will live in an area where water scarcity is at least one month per year. Besides, 1.6 billion people may be affected by a flood.
A child swimming in a flodded river

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Agriculture Must Be Different

The main causes of this increase are the rapidly growing demand for water. Climate change, pollution, and water shortages make this a huge challenge. For example, about 80 percent of industrial and municipal wastewater is discharged without treatment. And the drought caused by climate change is already visible in cities such as Cape Town, where stringent water use restrictions apply due to the water shortage.
A plough on barren grey, black soil
Source Belga / own reporting / De Standaard

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The solution, according to the report, lies in a different agricultural culture. After all, it uses and pollutes the most water. According to the UN, there is a need for a 'conservative agricultural culture.' This mainly means that rainwater is used instead of irrigation and that crops are alternated to reduce the soil's burden.

Source: The Guardian. Cover photo Hans van der Broek, Lien Guillot

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