The stats look depressing and the future looks alarming. According to United Nations, while more than 2 billion people across the world do not have access to safe drinking water, nearly as many live in “potentially severely water-scarce areas”. And this number is expected to cross 3 billion in less than 2050. The present scenario is quite beyond control as the worldwide population and demand for safe water are growing at an unstoppable rate. Owing to a skyrocketing speed of global warming almost 20 percent of the habituated areas of the world is expected to be flooded by 2050, which will contaminate every drop of available drinking water.
No matter how scary this may read, the hope is not lost yet. Much can be done to take control of the situation and the time to act is now.
Children of SOS Children’s Village
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