21 Jul '12, 12pm

Andes water scarcity: Impact of population growth

Andes water scarcity: Impact of population growth

RELATED ARTICLES Peru bets on desalination to ensure water supplies March 11, 2008 06:02 PM Climate change 'will cost Andes US$30 billion' May 23, 2008 08:20 AM Peru mountain glaciers 'receding rapidly' July 29, 2008 12:00 PM Happy Water Day, World! March 22, 2012 09:39 AM /climate/article/44690 As the Earth's surface warms, climate models predict that the amount of fresh water for human consumption will likely decrease in parts of the globe. While that prospect looms for many cities around the world, a new study finds a more imminent threat to water supplies of cities in the tropical Andes, such as Lima, Peru and Quito, Ecuador. ADVERTISEMENT "Despite all the uncertainty of the future impact of climate change, the impact of population growth is much bigger," said Wouter Buytaert of Imperial College London, an environmental engineer and lead author of the study. This could...

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