Physical Water Scarcity - St Leonard's College

Physical Water Scarcity - St Leonard's College

Physical Water Scarcity physical water scarcity, where water resource development

is approaching or has exceeded unsustainable levels; it relates water availability to water demand and implies that

arid areas are not necessarily water scarce. IBO Physical access to water is limited

Demand outstrips supply For the most part, dry parts of the world or arid regions are

most often associated with physical scarcity Increasingly a man-made condition

The Colorado river basin in the United States

Economic Water Scarcity economic water scarcity, where water is available locally but not

accessible for human, institutional or financial capital reasons IBO a lack of compassion and good governance that allows the condition to

persist. Not enough money to utilize the source of water.

unequal distribution of resources for many reasons, including political and ethnic conflict.

Much of sub-Saharan Africa suffers under the effects of this type of water scarcity.

Without question, economic water scarcity is an issue that can be addressed quickly and effectively.

can be as simple as building small dams to catch rain water, or rain collection systems to collect rain from rooftops.

1 in ten people dont have

access to safe water 1 in three people dont have

access to a toilet

Women and Children spend 125 million hours each day

collecting water

A child dies from a water

related disease every

90 seconds

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