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What is Water Scarcity?

Water scarcity occurs when available freshwater resources cannot meet the demands of the population for essential needs like drinking, sanitation, agriculture, and industry. This situation also includes limited access to safe and clean water due to various natural or human-induced factors.

What causes Water Scarcity?

There are many factors which cause water scarcity, but here in Providenciales and our reliance on desalinated water can sometimes exacerbate water scarcity.   Some causes include:-

Population growth

Both our population and are popularity of an island has increased the demand for water, occasionally straining available resources.

Overuse of Water Resources

Excessive use in tourism/industrial activities often consume water excessively, depleting sources and worsening scarcity.


Rapid urban development leads to more people, which can emplify the demand for water resources.

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