Research sounds alarm over water crisis

European countries such as Belgium, Italy, Greece, Spain and Portugal are currently facing high water stress, with water scarcity only set to worsen with climate change, according to new research

European countries such as Belgium, Italy, Greece, Spain and Portugal are currently facing high water stress, with water scarcity only set to worsen with climate change, according to new data from the World Resources Institute (WRI).

“Water stress is the biggest crisis no one is talking about,” said Andrew Steer, president and CEO of WRI. “Its consequences are in plain sight in the form of food insecurity, conflict and migration, and financial instability,” he added.

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