Do you ever wonder what we can do if the world is in water scarcity? Well, today’s world is in a dire state; our natural resources are also being disturbed and threatened. Water is one of the sources of water, and although it is one of the inevitable natural resources for the survival of any species in the world. This natural resource is further used for drinking, irrigation, and industrial purposes.
We are well aware that the world retains 71% of water bodies. You can witness the pristine clear water in lakes, rivers, oceans, and seas. However, most of the water resources are salty, so we can’t be able to drink that water. Most importantly, only 3% of fresh water is available on the earth’s surface. And the drinkable water is locked in glaciers, ice caps, and streams. At the same time, the water bodies are being charged up by the rainwater. This is one of the processes of our ecosystem. But there are some regions where a sip of fresh water is a dream for many days. Most importantly, these regions are all deprived of the shower of rainwater. So, if you want to know more about these lands, we will list the top 5 countries facing water scarcity.
Jordan is a country that lies on the surface of the Middle East. This country is locked up with ancient archaeological sites such as Petra and the Nabatean, along with incredible tombs, temples, and monuments. Despite being one of the ancient countries, this region, unfortunately, retains a scarcity of drinking water. Eventually, the prominent reason behind the crisis of water resources would be the least rainfall and the continued increase in the population alongside the refugees from its neighboring country, Syria, adding more hurdles to the survival of the population of this country.
Djibouti I located in East Africa. And this country is surrounded by shrublands, volcanoes, and Gulf of Aden beaches. Furthermore, this is one of the saltiest countries, and you might be wondering how a country is called saltiest then; here, you can witness the new and salty water resources. At the same time, these water bodies are Lake Assal. This salty water is the persistent reason the country is facing freshwater scarcity.
Yemen is another country in the Middle East that is alarming. This country stretched into an area of Western Asia. Furthermore, its bordering countries are Saudi Arabia and Oman. Apart from this, the country is the third country in the world with a water crisis. It is due to the rapid growth of the population, misuse of fertile lands, lack of development policies, and, most importantly, climate change.
2. Western Sahara
Western Sahara is officially a disputed territory in North and West Africa. This region is facing an extreme water crisis. The frequent scarcity of water is a witness here, along with it also retains scorching weather that persistently evaporates. Apart from this, it is one of the poor and underdeveloped countries, so it can even afford one sip of natural water.
Libya is one of the North African countries and shares its borders with the Mediterranean Sea, Egypt, Chad, and Niger. These countries are too facing a scarcity of water. Apart from this, the country frequently encounters a shortage of water. The 4 million people of this region are deprived of freshwater. And, Unfortunately, this is one of the developing countries to afford freshwater as well.
Eventually, now you can well understand the importance of our natural resources. We should sustainably use our natural assets so that our future generation can’t be deprived of one sip of water.