Of special interest me are the two maps below. The first map shows what water stress would be if man-made infrastructure like dams, irrigation, pipes, and conservation methods are excluded. The second map factors in these developments.
|From the BBC|
The betterment of the United States, Australia, and most of Europe show just how wonderful modern water-related infrastructure is. What is truly tragic; however, is how poor land and water use combined with shortsighted dam projects plus poor infrastructure have made Africa worse off. South America, China, and India are mixed bags though things seem leaning slightly to betterment. With increased investment in better infrastructure combined with aid and superior water management techniques there is a good chance for a brighter, healthier water future for Africa and the rest of the world.