Water scarcity: EU countries forced to restrict drinking water access

  • 07.07.2022
  • DW.com

Amplified by human-induced climate change and water over-consumption, southern Europeans are feeling the consequences of more extreme heat waves and longer droughts.

Now governments from Portugal to Italy are calling on citizens to limit water use to the bare minimum. But in some places, this is not enough.

While private consumption of water in the EU accounts for just 9% of total usage, around 60% is absorbed by agriculture.