Global water-stress scores by major city 2018

The city of Chennai, located in India, was the megacity with highest water-stress score in 2018, with 3.48 out of five points. In the same year, Los Angeles was the only city from the United States among the list of cities with the highest water-stress score globally, with a score of 2.85 out of five.

City with highest levels of water stress worldwide as of 2018, by score*

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Release date

August 2018

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2018

Supplementary notes

* Scoring out of five based on water depletion around the city, recent droughts, general aridity of the area, and future water discharge.

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