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11 cities that run the risk of running out of fresh water

India's IT capital Bengaluru has been listed second in top 11 cities across the world which are most likely to run out of drinking water. The city, reportedly, does not have a single lake that has suitable water for drinking or bathing, according to UN-endorsed projections.

Sao Paulo | Brazil's largest city and financial capital has been ranked as number one to run out of fresh water due lack of proper planning and investments (Image: Reuters)
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Sao Paulo | Brazil's largest city and financial capital has been ranked as number one to run out of fresh water due lack of proper planning and investments (Image: Reuters)

Bengaluru | India’s IT capital has been listed second in top in top 11 cities across the world which are most likely to run out of drinking water. The city, reportedly, does not have a single lake that has suitable water for drinking or bathing (Image: Reuters)
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Bengaluru | India’s IT capital has been listed second in top in top 11 cities across the world which are most likely to run out of drinking water. The city, reportedly, does not have a single lake that has suitable water for drinking or bathing (Image: Reuters)

Beijing | The world second most populous city and China’s capital is one of the most water scarce city in the world. Around 40 percent of its surface water is polluted and cannot be even used for agriculture or industrial use (Image: Reuters)
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Beijing | The world second most populous city and China’s capital is one of the most water scarce city in the world. Around 40 percent of its surface water is polluted and cannot be even used for agriculture or industrial use (Image: Reuters)

Cairo | The largest city in the Middle East region that is dependent on River Nile for its water supply runs the risk of running out of drinking water due to inadequate treatment of domestic waste, high agriculture run-off and uncontrolled effluents from industry (Image: Reuters)
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Cairo | The largest city in the Middle East region that is dependent on River Nile for its water supply runs the risk of running out of drinking water due to inadequate treatment of domestic waste, high agriculture run-off and uncontrolled effluents from industry (Image: Reuters)

Jakarta | The city with 10 million residents has been dependent on groundwater that is depleting rapidly. Approximately 40 percent of the city is below sea level (Image: Reuters)
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Jakarta | The city with 10 million residents has been dependent on groundwater that is depleting rapidly. Approximately 40 percent of the city is below sea level (Image: Reuters)

Moscow | Approximately 70 percent of the city’s water supply comes from surface water but the water is contaminated with impurities (Image: Reuters)
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Moscow | Approximately 70 percent of the city’s water supply comes from surface water but the water is contaminated with impurities (Image: Reuters)

Istanbul | Turkey capital receives 97 percent of water from surface water that is exposed to pollution from settlements without inadequate sanitation. The City has experienced frequent droughts since 2006 (Image: Reuters)
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Istanbul | Turkey capital receives 97 percent of water from surface water that is exposed to pollution from settlements without inadequate sanitation. The City has experienced frequent droughts since 2006 (Image: Reuters)

Mexico City | The city has to get 40 percent of its water from distant location with one in five citizen receives water for a few hours a week (Image: Reuters)
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Mexico City | The city has to get 40 percent of its water from distant location with one in five citizen receives water for a few hours a week (Image: Reuters)

London | The city runs the risk of facing serious water shortage by 2040. It receives average rainfall of around half of what New York receives, around 600 mm (Image: Reuters)
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London | The city runs the risk of facing serious water shortage by 2040. It receives average rainfall of around half of what New York receives, around 600 mm (Image: Reuters)

Tokyo | Japan’s capital is facing problems to keep pace with rising population that is growing at an amazing rate. The city gets 70 percent of its water from surface water (Image: Reuters)
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Tokyo | Japan’s capital is facing problems to keep pace with rising population that is growing at an amazing rate. The city gets 70 percent of its water from surface water (Image: Reuters)

Miami | The city's main source of fresh water has been contaminated by the rising sea level from the Atlantic Ocean (Image: Reuters)
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Miami | The city's main source of fresh water has been contaminated by the rising sea level from the Atlantic Ocean (Image: Reuters)

First Published on Feb 14, 2018 07:42 pm
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