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60. Perspectives on Transboundary Water Stress Under Climate Change Conditions

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A research article published in the scientific journal Earth’s Future in May 2020 warned that many transboundary river basins would face increased water stress in the near future. According to a scenario analysis by the authors (Munia et al.), water stress will worsen in already stressed areas for most transboundary river basins, and management of local demand will be an important strategy as a countermeasure. If global warming and population increase proceed rapidly, the number of people who will be exposed to water stresswill increase by 3.8 billion by the middle of this century compared to 2010, especially in the Middle East, North Africa and south and central Asia.

 

References

Munia HA. et al. Future transboundary water stress and its drivers under climate change: a global study First published:25 May 2020. Earth’s Future. 

Carbon Brief. World population facing water stress could ‘double’ by 2050 as climate warms Daisy Dunne. 02.06.2020. 

 

Contrinutor: IIYAMA Miyuki (Research Strategy Office)