How water stress can occur- Agriculture, Industry, Domestic use and supply Named examples: India VS China

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  • How water stress can occur- Agriculture, Industry, Domestic use and supply- Named examples India vs China
    • India
      • 4% of the world's freshwater but 16% of the population
      • Demand will exceed supply by 2020
      • Water tables are falling rapidly as 21 million wells are used
    • China
      • 8% of the world's freshwater but 22% of the population
      • 2/3rds of cities do not have enough water all year round
      • Stress levels expected to occur by 2030
      • Annual population growth rate is about 2.5% on Beijing
      • Water table has been lowered in some areas by 40m

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