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The global water economy in six charts

A worker makes his way through the water after setting up an irrigation system on an agricultural field, near Calexico, California,
REUTERS/Mike Blake
Different economies use water very differently.

Water scarcity is becoming a chief concern for businesses around the world, but some industries and economies are more exposed to water risk than others. Here are six charts that explain the water economy, and how industry fits into it.

Water stress is highest in South Asia, the Middle East, and parts of Africa

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