Facing the freshwater crisis

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Article courtesy of Peter Rogers | August 2008 | Scientific American | Shared as educational material only

Appropriate water management becomes more and more crucial in a world faced with rising demands from growing populations and climate change. Water-related infrastructure, especially, is pertinent in today’s day and age, much of harvestable rainfall is lost to evaporation and transpiration. A certain inequality in water is also observable, as much of the Americas and north Eurasia enjoy abundant water supplies, while areas like Central Africa, parts of the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia suffer from “economic” water scarcity, where lack of technical training, bad governments or weak finances limit access even though sufficient supplies are available. Read more about it here: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/facing-the-freshwater-crisis/.


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