The World Resources Institute has identified 17 countries that face “extremely high” levels of water stress. “Water stress” measures how much competition there is over water, meaning where demand is highest and supply is lowest. The 17 countries are Qatar, Israel, Lebanon, Iran, Jordan, Libya, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Eritrea, United Arab Emirates, San Marino, Bahrain, India, Pakistan, Turkmenistan, Oman, and Botswana. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.
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