OREANDA-NEWS. UNESCO predicts a global water scarcity on the planet in less than ten years. The relevant data are contained in a report published on the organization's website.

According to the forecasts received by specialists, by 2030, humanity will face a global water shortage of 40%.

The organization noted that other global problems will only exacerbate the situation with water shortages.

According to UNESCO, the global crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic has made the problem of providing the population with water more obvious. It is noted that today more than two billion people do not have direct access to it.

The authors of the report, warning of water scarcity on Earth, believe that in the modern world there is not enough effort to conserve water resources. In this regard, UNESCO calls for the development of a model that takes into account not only the market value, but also the potential benefits from the distribution of water resources.

It is no coincidence that this problem was publicly announced today. On March 22, many countries around the world annually celebrate World Day of Water or World Water Day. This day was established by decision of the General Assembly of the United Nations on December 22, 1992.

The goal of World Water Day is to highlight the importance of access to fresh water and to promote the sustainable use of water resources.

According to the UN, today one in three inhabitants of the planet does not have access to safe drinking water. By 2050, it is projected that up to 5.7 billion people will live in areas where there will be a lack of fresh water for at least one month of the year.