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El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua to face brunt of water difficulties in region

Friday, December 10, 2010


El Salvador will be the Central American country hardest hit by water shortages caused by climate change, according to projections by the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean.
 
The commission reported that population growth in the region could drive up demand for water by nearly 300 percent by 2050 and by more than 1,600 percent by 2100, without factoring in the impact of climate change or improvements in efficiency in water use.
 
According to these projections, El Salvador would be affected the most, followed by Honduras and Nicaragua.
 
Original source: Inter-Press Service