Due to the increase in the water pollution as well as wastage, the entire world is facing the problem of water shortage.
Water is one of the basic necessities for the survival of life. And it is high time that we should understand that it is not a want, but a need. We cannot do without water. But due to the increase in the water pollution as well as wastage, the entire world is facing the problem of water shortage.
In fact, there are a few cities in the world which are on the risk of running out of fresh drinking water. And sadly, the Indian city Bengaluru is listed on the second number.
Here’s the list of 11 cities which might not have drinking water in the near future:
1. Sao Paulo: Due to lack of proper planning and investments, this Brazilian city ranks on the top when it comes to the risk of running out of fresh water.
2. Bengaluru: The IT capital of India faces this risk mainly because according to the reports, it does not have even a single lake that has suitable drinking water.
3. Beijing: The capital of China is the second most populous city of the world. And equally high is the amount of water pollution in the city. Almost 40 percent of its surface water is polluted, making it unsuitable for any usage.
4. Cairo: This city depends on the river Nile for its water supply. But the city lacks big when it comes to treating domestic waste. They may also run out of fresh water due to high agriculture run-off and uncontrolled effluents from the industries.
5. Jakarta: Jakarta depends entirely on the ground water resource. And the city has a population of around 10 million. With such high number of citizens, the water resource is getting depleted very rapidly. And around 40 percent of the city is below the sea level.
6. Moscow: This city mostly uses the surfaces water for its everyday supply. But that surface water is polluted with impurities, which supply around 70 percent of water to the city.
7. Istanbul: The city has been experiencing very frequent droughts since the year 2006. And it relies on the surface water for the everyday supply. Almost 97 percent of the supply is satisfied by surface water, which is also facing contamination due to the inadequate sanitation.
8. Mexico City: The city has a very average when it comes to the amount of water supply to each individual. One in every five citizen in the Mexico City receives water only for a few hours in a week. The city gets almost 40 percent of its water supply from another place.
9. London: The city receives around 600 mm of rainfall every year. And being such a populated city, it is facing a major water crisis. London light run out of fresh water by the year 2040.
10. Tokyo: The city’s population is increasing very rapidly and so is the demand of water. Tokyo’s 70 percent water supply comes from the surface water. Hence, it is getting tougher to meet the increasing demand.
11. Miami: The main source of water for Miami is being contaminated due to the rise in the level of the sea from the Atlantic Ocean. Hence, the city needs to think of some alternate source for meeting the demand of water.