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Element Water: Drought

Droughts impact all strata of living beings by creating drinking water shortage, causing damage to natural vegetation and various ecosystems, increased air and water pollution, and the adverse effect on the environment by increased moisture stress. Droughts also affect society making it more prone to malnutrition, poor hygiene, ill health, migration, increased stress and morbidity and an increase in social strife.

Element Water: Water Scarcity

“Water scarcity is both a natural and a human-made phenomenon. There is enough freshwater on the planet for seven billion people but it is distributed unevenly and too much of it is wasted, polluted and unsustainably managed”