Global severe water shortages experienced during months per year by severity 2016

This statistic displays the number of people who are facing severe water scarcity during at least a certain number of months per year, during the average period between 1996 and 2005, based on a 2016 study. During this period, some 50 million people were facing severe water scarcity in at least 12 months per year.

People facing severe water scarcity during months per year by scarcity level (in billions)*

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Sources

Release date

February 2016

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

1996 to 2005

Supplementary notes

* Facing severe water scarcity during at least n (n being the number of months per year) months per year.

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