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Water Crises Tops WEF’s Global Societal Risks of Highest Concern

The World Economic Forum (WEF) predicts looming water crises as the most global societal risks of concern over the next 18 months and 10 years into the future. The fragility of societies is of increasing concern, fuelled by underlying economic, societal and environmental developments. The effects associated with climate change will put further pressure on societies. Its expected impact on the ability to grow food and access water could prompt sudden and uncontrolled population migrations, putting additional pressure on receiving countries. Already in 2014, the number of refugees worldwide from environmental or conflict-related causes reached its highest level since World War II. Continue reading

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