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New report reveals the ten US areas facing the highest climate-related risk of water shortages


'Access to water is likely to be one of the defining challenges of our time as climate change and population growth puts pressure on the precious resource,' according to Acclimatise.

As the U.S. continues to face increased water scarcity, there is mounting concern over the sustainability of our water resources,” said Upmanu Lall, Director of the Columbia University Water Center. “But we must understand that water scarcity is not the only risk. Droughts will create an additional impact that needs to be understood, because drought magnifies the effects of scarcity. Gaining a better understanding of these risk factors is critical to reducing the potential severity of prolonged shortages.

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  • Themes:Climate Change, Water
  • Hazards:Drought
  • Countries/Regions:United States of America

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