Water Demand

Water systems at risk from growing demand for food - expert

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alertnet // Laurie Goering
Water systems at risk from growing demand for food - expert
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LONDON (AlertNet) – Efforts to feed an extra 2 billion people by mid-century could lead to widespread destruction of forests, wetlands and other natural systems that protect and regulate the world’s water, researchers warn.

But finding ways to boost agricultural production while protecting nature could produce big benefits, including reduced poverty and hunger in some of the world’s most fragile countries and hikes in food production that are sustainable beyond 2050. ... Read more about Water systems at risk from growing demand for food - expert

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China Moving Heaven And Earth To Bring Water To Beijing

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The $62-billion South-North Water Diversion, which will bring water to the parched capital, is being compared to the Great Wall. But environmentalists are up in arms about the 'replumbing' of the nation's great rivers.

Engineer Han Jiping in an aqueduct being built in China’s Henan province. Water will be rerouted from the wet south to the dry north. (Jonathan Watts, unknown / September 29, 2010)

By Barbara Demick, Los Angeles Times

Reporting from Zhengzhou, China — ... Read more about China Moving Heaven And Earth To Bring Water To Beijing

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