Aqueduct projected water stress country rankings

India, China and the US could see water stress increase by 40 to 70% by 2040 according to the global water stress rankings released by World Resource Institute. Click here to know which are the world’s most water-stressed countries and regions and how they would be hit by a deeper crisis in the coming decades.

Decision-makers need future projections on water supply and demand. However, most of these decision-makers operate at the administrative or political scales, and therefore require country-level projections. This technical note utilized a spatial aggregation methodology to bring sub-catchment scale Aqueduct Water Stress Projections up to the country scale, fulfilling this need. Projected scores are included for 167 countries under the business-as-usual, pessimistic, and optimistic scenarios for the years 2020, 2030, and 2040. Scores are available for overall stress levels as well as stress levels for industrial, agricultural, and domestic users.