High risk' of severe water stresses in Asia by 2050: Study by Robert Ferris, CNBC

March 29, 2016

Some 1 billion people in Asia could be without water by 2050, according to new research.

A group of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology says there is a "high risk of severe water stress" across large patches of Asia, home to a big chunk of the world's population.

The primary driver of this water stress will not necessarily be climate change, according to the study published Wednesday in the peer-reviewed journal PLoS One.