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Monday, February 28, 2011

Water security and climate change

Water demand will 'outstrip supply by 40% within 20 years' due to climate change and population growth

A pair of denim jeans used up six tonnes, a kilogram of wheat one tonne, a kilogram of chicken three to four tonnes, and a kilogram of beef 15 to 30 tonnes.

'What people don't often realise is how much water there is in everything we make and buy, from T-shirts to wine,'
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Climate Change is triggering water insecurity in the Greater Himalayan region, raising new sources of tension that may embroil India and China in future conflict. These emerging tensions need to be managed. There are also lessons for ASEAN.

Water Insecurity In Himalayas: Emerging Tensions And Lessons For ASEAN





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