"Little reason to relax"

Day, Will
October 2012
Green Futures;Oct2012 Supplement, p2
The article warns about the threat to global water supply. The author believes that increasing demand for food, climate change and the over-abstraction for agriculture or cities on watersheds all have an impact on water supply. He says that ensuring the best use of water resources takes efficiency and technology but it will require people and leaders to bring awareness to the issue that he says will hopefully lead to regulation, realistic pricing and reduced consumption.


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