Water Stress

Water Stress - at an average activity level. The minimum...

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Water Stress Global freshwater consumption rose sixfold between 1900 and 1995 - more than twice the rate of population growth. About one third of the world's population already lives in countries considered to be 'water stressed' - that is, where consumption exceeds 10% of total supply. If present trends continue, two out of every three people on Earth will live in that condition by 2025. -- Kofi Annan, in We The Peoples, 2000
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An area is experiencing water stress when annual water supplies drop below 1 700 m3 per person. When annual water supplies drop below 1 000 m3 per person, the population faces water scarcity .
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World water usage The average person needs a minimum of 1.3 gallons (5 liters) of water per day to survive in a moderate climate
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Unformatted text preview: at an average activity level. The minimum amount of water needed for drinking, cooking, bathing, and sanitation is 13 gallons (50 liters). The average person in the United States uses between 65 to 78 gallons of water (250 to 300 liters) per day for drinking, cooking, bathing, and watering their yard. The average person in the Netherlands uses only 27 gallons (104 liters) per day for the same tasks. The average person in Somalia subsists on only 1.17 gal (4.5 liters) per day Explanation - Percentile classes New low < 5 6 - 9 10 - 24 Extreme Hydrologic Drought Severe Hydrologic Drought Moderate Hydrologic Drought Below Normal Insufficient data for a hydrologic region...
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This note was uploaded on 07/17/2008 for the course GS 210 taught by Professor Leavell during the Winter '08 term at Ohio State.

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