Water Scarcity in Egypt. Egypt, located in northeastern Africa, has an arid climate. ... Given Egypt's growing population and its arid climate, environmental scientists warn a water crisis is quickly approaching. The main source of fresh water in Egypt is the Nile river
Jump to: navigation, search. Economic water scarcity is caused by a lack of investment in water infrastructure or insufficient human capacity to satisfy the demand of water in areas where the population cannot afford to use an adequate source of water.
Egypt is like this because it is a bit of a poor country which causes bad water for the Egyptians and many other causes.
Egypt has been suffering from severe water scarcity in recent years. Uneven water distribution, misuse of water resources and inefficient irrigation techniques are some of the major factors playing havoc with water security in the country. Egypt has only 20 cubic meters per person of internal renewable freshwater resources, and as a result the country relies heavily on the Nile River for its main source of water. The River Nile is the backbone of Egypt’s industrial and agricultural sector and is the primary source of drinking water for the population.