El Salavador, Severe Water Shortages

Posted on December 13, 2010 • Filed under: El Salvador, Enviromental Issues

According to projections by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) study “The Economics of Climate Change in Central America: Summary 2010” released in late November, this country of 6.1 million people will be hit hardest by water shortages in the region.

The United Nations agency reported that population growth in the region could drive up demand for water by nearly 300 percent by 2050 and by more than 1,600 percent by 2100, without factoring in the impact of climate change or improvements in efficiency in water use. Read Story

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