Will the world run dry? Global water and food security

Mark W. Rosegrant, Ximing Cai, Sarah A. Cline

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Abstract

Water use for households, industry, and agriculture will increase considerably during the next 20 years. If current trends in water policy and investment hold or worsen, we will soon face threats to the global food supply, an acceleration of environmental damage, and an increase in health risks for people who lack access to clean water. Are there sustainable means to avert such a grim future.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)24-36
Number of pages13
JournalEnvironment
Volume45
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Global and Planetary Change
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Water Science and Technology

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