The problem of water scarcity is a growing one as more people put ever-increasing demands on limited supplies, the cost and effort to build or even maintain access to water will increase and water's importance to political and social stability will only grow with the crisis. In africa south of the sahara, where agriculture is predominantly rainfed, farmers’ access to water is limited based on time (during droughts and dry seasons) and space (in arid areas) but water scarcity in the region is not necessarily caused by a physical lack of water.
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As of 2006, one third of all nations suffered from clean water scarcity, but sub-saharan africa had the largest number of water-stressed countries of any other place on the planet and of an estimated 800 million people who live in africa, 300 million live in a water stressed environment.
With the existing climate change scenario, almost half the world's population will be living in areas of high water stress by 2030, including between 75 million and 250 million people in africa in addition, water scarcity in some arid and semi-arid places will displace between 24 million and 700 million people. Explore global water stress data in our interactive map this data, pulled together from two sources and illustrated in map form here, shows the challenge of water scarcity in the middle east and wider world. Water scarcity water scarcity already affects every continent around 12 billion people, or almost one-fifth of the world's population, live in areas of physical scarcity, and 500 million people are approaching this situation another 16 billion people, or almost one quarter of the world's population, face economic water shortage. The main problems concerning water scarcity in africa are the diseases from the unclean drinking water, dehydration, the lack of sanitation, and agricultural problems (not enough water for irrigation) many of these problems tie in to each other which creates one major problem.
Water scarcity is the lack of fresh water resources to meet water demand it affects every continent and was listed in 2015 by the world economic forum as the largest global risk in terms of potential impact over the next decade water scarcity in africa water security references. Poverty in africa is often caused by a lack of access to clean, safe water and proper sanitation there are a number of reasons why poverty has become an epidemic in africa poverty can be the result of political instability, ethnic conflicts, climate change and other man-made causes.
Sub-saharan africa is the home to hundreds of millions of people who suffer from water scarcity issues  the world health organization (who) has reported that more than 40% of the global water-stressed population lives in sub-saharan africa . In africa, the water problem is the primary reason people are unable to rise out of poverty women and children bear the burdens disproportionately, often spending six hours or more each day. Water scarcity or lack of safe drinking water is one of the world's leading problems affecting more than 11 billion people globally, meaning that one in every six people lacks access to safe drinking water.