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22 Sep, 2008

World map: the scarcity of water

Posted by: Skylar In: water

In an article by the Economist, they discuss the current shortage of water throughout the globe.  According to the article,

Farming, which accounts for some 70% of human water consumption, offers the best opportunity for thrift. Repairing leaks and better irrigation in poor countries could help reduce wastage by up to 70%, as could switching to less thirsty crops in arid regions.

The article is also accompanied by a great graphic, showing the areas of high water scarcity around the world.  The good news is, Canada has no areas of water scarcity.  The bad news is that there’s quite a bit of scarcity throughout the rest of the world.

[Running Dry - The Economist]

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