Water Consumption

Factors Driving the Poverty Cycle

Map of Estimated Dates for Achieving the Millienium Development Goals

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http://www.regjeringen.no/en/dep/ud/documents/propositions-and-reports/reports-to-the-storting/2011-2012/meld-st-11-2011-2012/4.html?id=681873

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Map of Estimated Dates for Achieving the Millienium Development Goals

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People without Adequate Access to Food, Water and Energy

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http://131.224.244.83/en/themasites/gismo/applications/index.html

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People without Adequate Access to Food, Water and Energy

People without Adequate Access to Food, Water and Energy from 1990 to 2030. ... Read more about People without Adequate Access to Food, Water and Energy

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Global Water Consumption 1900-2025

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http://blogs.triplealearning.com/2011/03/diploma/dp_biology/world-water-day-3/

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Global Water Consumption 1900-2025

While the world’s population tripled in the 20th century, the use of renewable water resources has grown six-fold. Within the next fifty years, the world population will increase by another 40 to 50 %. This population growth – coupled with industrialization and urbanization – will result in an increasing demand for water and will have serious consequences on the environment. ... Read more about Global Water Consumption 1900-2025

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Water scarcity to drive conflict, hit food and energy, experts say

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Laurie Goering
Water scarcity to drive conflict, hit food and energy, experts say
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OXFORD, United Kingdom (AlertNet) – Water is increasingly becoming a scarce resource and shortages could drive conflict, hit food and energy production and threaten growth in renewable energy technology, experts warned at a water security conference on Monday.

And climate change – which appears to be bringing more extreme weather events such as droughts and floods – is likely to make the situation even more difficult, they said. ... Read more about Water scarcity to drive conflict, hit food and energy, experts say

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The future of food

Water monitoring system aids Kenyan herders

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Geoffrey Kamadi
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NAIROBI, Kenya (AlertNet) – Satellite technology is coming to the aid of pastoralists in drought-stricken Kenya, with the expansion of a water monitoring system that aims to reduce livestock loss.

The Livestock Early Warning System combines information uploaded by villagers with satellite data to create a virtually real-time map of forage and water conditions.

A successful pilot project in Turkana district in northwest Kenya is being considered for extension across the country. ... Read more about Water monitoring system aids Kenyan herders

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World Water Day: Trillions Needed in Investment

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Katherine Tweed
World Water Day: Trillions Needed in Investment
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World Water Day highlights investment opportunities as global fresh water grows scarce.

We're nearly 20 years into celebrating World Water Day, and the issues have only grown more complex -- and in many locales, more serious. ... Read more about World Water Day: Trillions Needed in Investment

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Water-short world will need 'more crop per drop' - experts

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Megan Rowling
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MARSEILLE, France (AlertNet) - Water must be used more efficiently and its waste reduced if the world is to meet rising food demand from a fast-expanding population amid the pressures of climate change, experts have said ahead of World Water Day.

Marked each year on March 22, the United Nations hopes the 2012 event will focus attention on water's critical role in feeding the world.
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