Sunday, April 05, 2009

High Demand for Water

On the first day of the World Water Forum, UNESCO reported that the rising production of biofuels as well as population growth are both contributing to an increasingly high demand for water. The forum is held every three years to promote water conservation ideas. This year the emphasis was on climate change, and the role that clean water plays in eradicating poverty. According to UNESCO, the number of people living under the poverty line of $1.25 a day is roughly the same as the number of people who lack access to clean drinking water. Water conservation cannot be ignored if poverty is to be alleviated.
Source: Associated Press