Withdrawing Liquid Assets

How Demographic Trends Affect the Freshwater Supply

by Jill Boberg

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Water availability has become a pressing concern in recent years due to unprecedented growth in the earth's human population. Demographic factors, including population size, distribution, and composition, influence the demand for fresh water in agriculture, industry, and domestic life. To avoid a worldwide water crisis, water management policies must address the impact of these factors on both supply and demand and establish reforms to enable people to use the existing freshwater supply more efficiently.

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