7 billion world population v water usage

Fri, Oct 28, 2011

Climate Change, Water

The UN is set to announce that the population of the planet has now reached seven billion people. But will this number continue to rise in future years – and if so, what could this mean http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-15445092

Water use has been growing at more than twice the rate of population increase in the last century, said Kirsty Jenkinson of the World Resources Institute, a Washington think tank. http://www.bworldonline.com/weekender/content.php?id=40625

It is expected to rise  by 50% between 2007 and 2025 in developing countries and 18% in developed ones.

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