The World Resources Institute ranked Libya among the 25 countries in the world that are currently exposed to very high-water stress annually, which means that it uses more than 80% of its renewable water supplies for irrigation, livestock, industry and domestic needs.

The institute, which is a global research institution, explained that water scarcity has become a global concern. A short-term drought puts places in 25 countries at risk of running out of water and sometimes prompts governments to turn off the taps.

According to the World Resources Institute, out of the 25 countries that suffer from water scarcity, 15 are Arab countries, but the 5 countries most affected are Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Lebanon, and the Sultanate of Oman, in addition to Libya, the Emirates, Yemen, Iraq, Tunisia, and Egypt. Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Syria.