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Only 10 countries meeting basic needs of citizens in a sustainable way

Tuesday 2 May 23 10:30am

Just 10 countries are meeting the basic needs of their citizens in a sustainable way, according to a new study that looks at the water use and carbon emissions of 178 nations.

For the study, researchers first determined which countries are supplying needed water without drawing down reserves faster than they can be replenished. They found that 119 nations are providing water in a sustainable manner. The exceptions lie in sub-Saharan Africa, where countries are largely failing to supply enough water, and in the Middle East, where they are meeting water needs, but not in a sustainable way.

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