Water shortages can have serious consequences for both natural ecosystems and human uses of water, such as agricultural production, electricity generation, or even tourism.

The map below displays the locations where documented impacts have occurred in recent decades.  You can zoom into any region of this map, or you can click on one of the pins to reveal information about each impacted location.

 

This compilation of water shortage information has been assisted by Dustin Knight and John Harbin.  If you have documentation of additional impacts, please send information to John at watermaps@sustainablewaters.org

 

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