K E Y FA C T S
From 2 000 to 5 000 litres of
water are needed to produce
the food consumed daily by
Between 2000 and 2004, some
262 million people were affected
by climate-related disasters.
Of these, 98 percent lived in
With the world population
expected to reach 8.2 billion by
2030, the planet will have to feed
an additional 1.5 billion people,
90 percent of whom will be living
in developing countries.
Twenty percent of the world’s
population lives in river basin
areas at risk of frequent flooding.
More than 1.2 billion people live
in areas of severe water scarcity.
About 1.6 billion people live in
water-scarce basins where human
capacity or financial resources are
insufficient to develop adequate
An estimated 250 million people
already have been affected by
desertification, and nearly one
billion more are at risk.
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