New Delhi/ Mumbai: Mumbai and Delhi are expected to experience the maximum demand for water in the world by 2025, says a report by Mckinsey Global Institute.
According to the report, nearly 80 billion cubic meter increase in municipal water demand is expected in the world cities by 2025, and Mumbai and Delhi tops the list of the 20 countries that are expected to experience the maximum demand.
The National Capital is already reeling under severe water shortage and going by this report water woes for Delhi and the country’s financial capital are not likely to get over soon.
Meanwhile, three other Indian cities — Kolkata, Pune and Hyderabad — are ranked seventh, 12th and 16th respectively in the list of top 20 global cities that are expected to experience significant demand for municipal water by 2025.
Among the top 10 cities, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Beijing, Buenos Aires, Khartoum, Dhaka and Istanbul are other global cities that are likely to witness significant water demand.