Unless something miraculous happens, the South African city of Cape Town will run out of drinking water in a matter of weeks, and Who’s Next. Cape Town, one of Africa’s most affluent metropolises, is just the tip of the iceberg.
Internationally, Chinese capital Beijing is placed only behind Brazil’s financial capital – São Paulo and India’s IT hub Bangalore, on a list of 11 other cities likely to run out of drinking water shortly, according to a BBC report.
The list ranks Cairo right after Beijing, followed by Jakarta, Moscow, Istanbul, Mexico City, London, Tokyo, and Miami.
Despite covering about 70 percent of the earth’s surface, water, especially drinking water, is not as plentiful as one might think. Only 3% of it is fresh.
The 11 cities most likely to run out of drinking water in the near future
1. São Paulo, Brazil
2. Bangalore, India
3. Beijing, China
4. Cairo, Egypt
5. Jakarta, Indonesia
6. Moscow, Russia
7. Istanbul, Turkey
8. Mexico City, Mexico
9. London, United Kingdom
10. Tokyo, Japan
11. Miami, United States
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