Fix This/Water

Full Streams, Parched Nations

Over one-fifth of the world’s population goes thirsty due to economic water scarcity, in which pollution, inadequate infrastructure, and poverty conspire to keep them dry—even as their basins overflow. Explore which nations are hit hardest by clicking the tabs below.

Graphic by Bloomberg Businessweek. Data: International Water Management Institute
Applegate is a graphics editor for Bloomberg Businessweek in New York. Follow him on Twitter @evanapplegate.
McCann is a contributing graphics editor for Bloomberg Businessweek. Follow her on Twitter @atmccann.

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