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Warning on World's Water Supplies

on 2001/8/14 9:44:02 ( 1298 reads )


STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, August 13, 2001: Water experts are gathering in Sweden to discuss the pressure on the world's water supplies. Delegates meeting in Stockholm will discuss a range of issues from how to recover and re-use waste water, to what part dams have to play in providing water supplies. Professor Frank Rijsberman, head of the International Water Management Institute say the world's farms will need to use much more water over the coming 25 years to feed the world's growing population. There will also be discussion in defense of dams as a method of providing water, including the controversial Narmada Dam in India, whose opponents say is being built at the expense of local people and the natural environment of the region.

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