05 Apr '11, 3pm

New Study: One Billion City Dwellers Could Be in Perpetual Water Shortage by 2050: || Via @Nature_Org

New Study: One Billion City Dwellers Could Be in Perpetual Water Shortage by 2050: || Via @Nature_Org

Story Highlights More than 1 billion urbanites could be living on less than 100 liters of water a day by 2050, says a new study coauthored by Nature Conservancy scientists. The drivers for the change will be migration, urban demographics and climate change. We need natural solutions as well as engineered ones to head off this scenario. Rob McDonald, Vanguard Scientist, The Nature Conservancy Courtesy Rob McDonald "Just going out farther or digging deeper to get water can't be the only solution." -- Rob McDonald, Nature Conservancy scientist By Robert Lalasz Imagine living on less than a bathtub of water for all your daily needs : drinking, cooking, bathing, washing clothes…and everything else. By 2050, more than 1 billion city dwellers may be doing just that if we don’t build new infrastructure or begin new water conservation efforts, according to a new study by scientists...

Full article: http://www.nature.org/ourscience/sciencefeatures/1-billio...

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