26 Sep '11, 4pm

Major rivers have enough water to sustain growing populations, study says #water

26 Sep 2011: Major Rivers Have Enough Water to Sustain Growing Populations, Study Says A new study says the world’s major river systems contain more than enough water to meet global food production needs in the 21st century. Following a five-year study of 10 river basins — including the Nile, The World at 7 Billion: Can We Stop Growing Now? With global population expected to surpass 7 billion people this year, the staggering impact on an overtaxed planet is becoming more and more evident. READ THE e360 REPORT Ganges, Andes, Yellow, and Niger — scientists with the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) found that the greatest water challenge facing the planet is not scarcity but the inefficient and inequitable distribution of water. “Huge volumes of rainwater are lost or never used,” said Alain Vidal, director of CGIAR’s Challenge Program on Water...

Full article: http://e360.yale.edu/digest/major_rivers_have_enough_wate...

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