Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Rethinking Water Management

The demand for fresh water is getting bigger due to industrialization, population increase, climate change, and a rising demand for food. It takes about 2,000 to 5,000 liters of water to grow food for one person per day. As the demand for food grows, fresh water supply will become more and more scarce. To address this major concern, the UN recently organized the World Water Forum, a meeting of government officials from different sectors. They have been focusing on rethinking the relationship between food, water, and the environment, hoping to create and implement effective new ways to solve the issue.
Source: UN News Centre