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Global Droughts: A Bad Year


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  • Location: Camborne
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Populations around the world face many severe water challenges, from scarcity to contamination, from political or violent conflict to economic disruption. As populations and economies grow, peak water pressures on existing renewable water resources also tend to grow up to the point that natural scarcity begins to constrain the options of water planners and managers. At this point, the effects of natural fluctuations in water availability in the form of extreme weather events become even more potentially disruptive than normal. In particular, droughts begin to bite deeply into human well-being.

http://scienceblogs.com/significantfigures/index.php/2016/04/27/global-droughts-a-bad-year/

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