World faces massive water crisis
CBBC,05 March 2003
The world could be facing a huge water crisis unless urgent action is
Seven billion people could be without fresh water by the middle of this century, the United Nations (UN) has warned.
It's released the biggest ever report into supplies of clean water across the world - and it's findings are worrying.
The supply of clean water available for each person could fall by a third over the next 20 years, the UN's warned.
Water supplies are dropping because:
The UN says more must be done to cut pollution and waste.