Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Pressure Building on Global Water Supply

Splashing water on face (Credit: © Vicki Francis/Department for International Development) Click to Enlarge.
If current trends continue, domestic and industrial water demand would more than double by the year 2050, and continue to increase after that, according to a new study published in the journal Geoscientific Model Development. The study introduces the first scenarios from the IIASA Water Futures and Solutions (WFaS) initiative, a multi-year interdisciplinary research project focusing on global water challenges and solutions, and explains the methodology and models used by the research initiative.

"Our current water use habits increase the risk of being unable to maintain sustainable food production and economic development for the future generation," said IIASA water program researcher Yoshihide Wada, also a researcher at Utrecht University in the Netherlands.  "We need strong social, financial, and political commitments to reduce future water use."

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