The world is under extremely high water stress. This interactive article by Somini Sengupta and Weiyi Cai, published in the New York Times on August 6, details with data just how dire the situation is: “Countries that are home to one-fourth of Earth’s population face an increasingly urgent risk: The prospect of running out of water.

From India to Iran to Botswana, 17 countries around the world are currently under extremely high water stress, meaning they are using almost all the water they have, according to new World Resources Institute data published Tuesday.” Dig deeply here.