We’re running out of water. By 2050, 5 billion people are expected to suffer from severe water shortages. That will be half of the world’s population and it’s mainly because of climate change, making droughts dramatically worse. During droughts, agriculture suffers the most and those in developing areas are hit the hardest.
In 30 years, half of all agricultural land in Africa could be unusable. Asia may have to import a quarter of the rice, wheat and maize they need. Drought is expected to send crop prices skyrocketing more than 20% world wide. By mid-century, Africa will have another 1.3 billion people. Asia will have another 750 million.
Domestic and industrial demand for water will triple surpassing agricultural demand for the first time in history. That means every farm is in danger of not having enough water to produce crops. And everyhome is in danger of not having enough water to drink. Many globally already face water shortages, but can you imagine an entire world where our most precious resource is in short supply?