Water Poverty Mark

According to major International Organisations including UNEP, UNDP, World Bank and the World Resources Institute, when the renewable water resources drop below 1,000m3 per person per year, nations are considered water scarce, which means that the lack of water becomes a severe constraint on food production, economic development, and protection of natural systems.

For instance, the Total Renewable Water Resource per person in Beijing is only 127m3 per person per year. Please refer to ‘Water Perspectives’ in The Big Picture to see more examples of the Water Poverty Mark in context.