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Posts Tagged ‘water crisis

Over at, they posted a new world map showing aquifers throughout the world.  It’s good to see some organizations preparing to deal with possible future disputes over water scarcity. It’s also interesting to see the great variation within every continent on the map (besides Antarctica of course). [Global Groundwater Maps] via Water for the [...]

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 [...]


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