Water splashing in hands cupped-Getty ImagesApproximately 2 billion people in the world live in regions of extremely high water stress, a measure of the level of competition over water resources, a new report has revealed.World Resources Institute (WRI) experts are warning that increased water stress could lead to more “day zeroes” – a term that gained popularity in 2018 as Cape Town in South Africa came dangerously close to running out of water.The report further said Qatar, Israel and Lebanon were ranked as the most water-stressed countries in the world, with Badghis in Afghanistan and Gaborone and Jwaneng in Botswana the world’s most water-stressed regions.WRI said the data reveals a global water crisis that will require better information, planning and water management.“Water matters,” said Betsy Otto, global director for water at WRI. “We’re currently facing a global water crisis. Our populations and economies are growing and demanding more water. But our supply is threatened by climate change, water waste and pollution.”The global research organisation compared the water available to the amount withdrawn for homes, industries, irrigation and livestock.In the 17 countries facing extremely high water stress, agriculture, industry, and municipalities were found to be using up to 80% of available surface and groundwater in an average year.When demand rivals supply, even small dry spells, which are set to increase because of the climate crisis, can produce dire consequences.Twelve of the 17 high-risk countries were in the Middle East and North Africa.Related Two billion people drinking contaminated water: WHO Global Refugee Crisis: Over 3,700 people died worldwide in the first half of this year Officials say Cape Town’s water crisis hitting tourism Climate change landscape of drought land-Getty Images
Skyworks has announced that ZTE is incorporating various products from its portfolio to power several of their all-in-one platforms for the connected car. Skyworks’ innovative LTE and connectivity solutions help transform cars into rolling Wi-Fi hotspots, enabling vehicle tracking, diagnostics, safety and security features. To support the numerous wireless protocols and frequency bands required by advanced wireless networks, ZTE’s system relies on Skyworks’ integration expertise to deliver a comprehensive solution.Skyworks’ partnership with ZTE for their connected car applications is a good example of how they are extending their product reach into new markets. With their latest solutions, Skyworks continues to differentiate and capitalize on the incredible opportunities across the Internet of Things, including the connected vehicle.With the inclusion of Skyworks’ high performance devices, ZTE are able to offer customers a seamless connected car solution.According to a 2017-2025 forecast from Transparency Market Research, on-board diagnostics are expected to see the fastest growth within the connected car, as these ports provide direct access to the internal, most sensitive and critical systems in an automobile. BI Intelligence estimates that connected car revenue from providing these types of systems will grow at a compounded annual growth rate of 29 percent globally from 2015 to 2020.Click here to learn more about Skyworks Solutions for the Connected Car.
Aged 29 and starting just 29% of Liverpool’s Premier League games, it might be time for Dejan Lovren to find himself a new club where he can start week in, week out. Luckily for him, Lazio in Italy are reportedly looking for a new ‘top’ defender this summer, and the Croatia international is the latest profile to be added to their list.The news comes from Il Messaggero in Italy, who claim ‘everyone agrees’ the centre-back fits the kind of player the club are looking for, ideal to slot in right next to Francesco Acerbi.Liverpool are said to have given Lovren the green light to talk to club after the Champions League, with a view to making somewhere between €10-12m from the defender’s sale, whom they bought off Southampton for £22.8m back in 2014.Embed from Getty ImagesThe Reds’ relationship with Lazio is said to be good after successful talks for Lucas Leiva and Luis Alberto in the past, even if the whole Bobby Adekanye situation wasn’t ideal.Five years and a contract extension later, it seems the Reds and the 29-year-old are finally ending their adventure together, although the defender probably won’t be short of offers, with Napoli and Milan also said to be taking a look at him.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameBuild a City, Trade With Your Neighbors, Play With Your FriendsForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoDating.comTung Chung is actually full of single men. Check them out on this premium dating site!Dating.comUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoMisterStocksThese Hilarious Photos Were Captured On The SubwayMisterStocksUndoPerfect-Dating.comThousands of successful men are looking for women in Tung ChungPerfect-Dating.comUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉（今晚試試）Keto减肥UndoSmart Tech TrendOver 60? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndo