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We've got water, what we need is a better way of knowing how much

Thursday 9 Jun 16 11:00am

By KATE BRAUMAN | Water crises seem to be everywhere. In Flint, the water might kill us. In Syria, the worst drought in hundreds of years is exacerbating civil war.

An example of a more detailed and localised measure of freshwater scarcity risk that uses data from dry seasons and dry years. Blue areas have the lowest areas of risk because they use less than 5 per cent of their annually renewable water. The darkest areas use more than 100 per cent of their renewable freshwater because they tap groundwater that isnít replenished.

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