Sunday, 9 October 2011

Going down the plughole - global water use

An interesting article in the Times' Eureka magazine which focused on water use and water footprint including virtual water. Useful for those interested in how water is a root cause of many of today's conflicts.

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Questions to consider:
  • Examine the factors which can create water stress in some parts of the world.
  • Explain why there is so much uncertainty about water future demand and supply.
  • Evaluate that view that reducing water demand is better than trying to increase water supply.

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