Over half the world will face water shortages by 2032BMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7349.1293 (Published 01 June 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1293
- Alex Vass
More than half of the world's population will be affected by water shortages by 2032, causing severe health consequences, unless urgent action is taken, says an international report published last week.
The findings are part of a 450 page United Nations document that analyses almost every aspect of environmental degradation over the last 30 years and looks forward at the likely prospects for the next 30. It is designed to set the framework for the …