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2. Bengaluru, India

As per government reports, the capital of Karnataka state loses over half its drinking water as waste. The city’s sewage and water systems are in tatters due to rapid unchecked constructions over the last few decades. Not a single lake in the city, touted as India’s silicon valley, has water suitable for drinking or bathing.

11 cities likely to run out of drinking water

As growing urban populations around the globe struggle to gain access to natural resources, we take a look at some major cities that are fast running out of fresh water.