Agriculture uses around 70% of natural water resources.
In 2022, over 50% of global catchment areas and reservoirs displayed deviations from normal conditions.
Around half of the world’s population experiences severe water scarcity for at least some part of the year.
Droughts between 1970 and 2019 led to over 700, 000 drought-related deaths and over 260 billion USD of economic losses.
Between 2001 and 2018, around 74% of all natural disasters were water related.
Around 1.8 billion people face significant flood risk worldwide.
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