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water stress

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Physiological stress experienced by a plant as a result of a lack of available moisture or a low water potential in the surrounding soil; an instance of this. Economic or political pressures in a country or region as a result of insufficient access to fresh water.

Global assessment (1st work programme), Asia-Pacific assessment

Water stress occurs in an organism when the demand for water exceeds the available amount during a certain period or when poor quality restricts its use.

Europe and Central Asia assessment, Africa assessment, Americas assessment