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Extreme Water Shortages Are Expected To Hit These Countries By 2040 [INFOGRAPHIC]

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The commodity markets have taken a pounding over the last few years, but there is one invaluable commodity that is getting a higher profile these days. While you may be able to get it right out of your kitchen sink, there are many places in the world that may not be so lucky. For this reason, some have speculated that we may be on the path to peak water.

Extreme Water Shortages Are Expected To Hit These Countries By 2040

Based on recent data from the World Resources Institute, here are the countries that are expected to get hit the hardest by water shortages in the coming decades:

A total of 167 countries were examined for “water stress” which is considered by the report as a combination of depletion and competition for surface water. Of the nations examined, there are 33 countries that are expected to have extremely high water stress by 2040. Here’s some that will feel it the most:

Extreme Water Shortages Are Expected To Hit These Countries By 2040

Here’s a previous map we have shown that covers water withdrawals and deliveries in the United States:

Extreme Water Shortages Are Expected To Hit These Countries By 2040

Source Visual Capitalist

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