Saturday, March 29, 2008



It is raining today and it was snowing yesterday here in Aasa, Norway. It made me think of how important water is and while I may curse at a rainy day, for others a rainy day may mean they would SURVIVE...

In Africa there are several regions that are suffering from not having enough fresh water both for drinking and agricultural use. But, there are other regions of the world that have or will have similar challenges in the future.

Unsustainable water withdrawals for irrigation.

Cartographer:Philippe Rekacewicz, Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal

The imbalance in long-term water budgets necessitates diversion of surface water or the tapping of groundwater resources. The areas shown with moderate-to-high levels of unsustainable use occur over each continent and are known to be areas of aquifer mining or major water transfer schemes.

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