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A Third Of Africans Will Suffer From Water Shortage By 2030


More than one-third of the population in Africa will greatly suffer from water shortage by 2030, said Chairperson of the International Committee on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID) Felix Reinders. This came in Reinders' speech at the second edition of the Cairo Water Week Forum (CWW) 2019, which kicked off on Sunday. "More than 70 percent of surface and underground water is used for the agricultural sector," Reinders said, adding that water production for agriculture should increase to 95 percent by 2030 to meet population demands.