Water stress is set to be a top issue of the year, as in 2022 receding water levels had already exacerbated the food crisis. In many countries, water-related conflicts have sharply risen since the 1980s, with new heights projected for 2023.
- While water stress conditions will worsen, the government’s ability to handle them will not improve.
- The US in specific will have to pick between electricity generation, water releases, industrial production, food production, and water issues.
- There is no easy fix in mind for this segment.