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Five countries in the Americas might go through high water stress

Washington, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) The United States, Guyana, Peru, Mexico and Chile top the list of countries in the Americas that might go through high water stress in the coming years, the World Resources Institute (WRI) reported.

According to the Atlas of Water Risks, prepared by that institution, due to the climate crisis, water is being rapidly depleted worldwide due to population growth and global warming.

The report explained that water stress in the United States ranges between 20 and 40 percent, and in Guyana, it is a medium-high risk, while Peru is withdrawing between 40 and 80 percent of its available supply.

Mexico has a high level of risk in water availability, with Mexico City already experiencing a water shortage crisis, and Chile uses more than 80 percent of its renewable water supply.

Chile is the most likely nation to face a decrease in water supply due to the combined effects of rising temperatures in critical regions and changes in rainfall patterns.

The UCHILE portal of the University of Chile reported that this year, the South American nation will lead the water crisis in the Americas.