Right now there are several reports claiming that water scarcity is one of the largest contributors to international migration, but experts are claiming that this correlation is oversimplified. Although water scarcity may be a consideration for many who move from one area to another, individuals typically move due to other issues such conflict and lack of opportunities. In fact, those who face water scarcity are less likely to have the resources to move from one area to another.

Key Takeaways:

  • If a water failure event occurs, it is financially difficult to recover from
  • Every living creature needs clean water and are likely to go from rural to rural area to get it
  • The presence of leaky water sources and farming also contribute to major shortages

“In most cases, other economic and social problems like conflict, corruption or a lack of jobs contribute to the decision to leave, they said.”

Read more: https://uk.reuters.com/article/climate-water-migration/are-water-shortages-driving-migration-researchers-dispel-myths-idUKL5N25N1JM


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