Wa­ter scarcity to cost growth, spark con­flict, mi­gra­tion: World Bank

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE -

The World Bank has warned that wa­ter scarcity, ex­ac­er­bated by cli­mate change, could im­pact growth, spur mi­gra­tion and spark con­flict across the globe in­clud­ing in In­dia where sev­eral re­gions are fac­ing wa­ter deficit. The re­port said the com­bined ef­fects of grow­ing pop­u­la­tions, ris­ing in­comes and ex­pand­ing cities will see de­mand for wa­ter ris­ing ex­po­nen­tially, while sup­ply be­comes more er­ratic. >> P13

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