The OECD has released a report outlining the challenges humanity faces to maintain water resources in the future (Photo: Shutterstock)
Global water demand (Source: The Environmental Outlook Baseline,output from IMAGE suite of models)
Worldwide population growth and the related rapid increase in urbanization is already posing problems in many areas for the management of that most precious of resources, water. With these problems only set to intensify, the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) has released a report outlining the challenges humanity faces to maintain water resources in the face of demographic growth and climate change. Called Meeting the Water Reform Challenge, the report says that urgent reform of water policies is crucial in order to preserve human and environmental health as well as economic growth.
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