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dc.creatorQadir, Manzooren_US
dc.date2010-01-26en_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-04T17:24:40Z
dc.date.available2018-06-04T17:24:40Z
dc.identifierhttps://mel.cgiar.org/reporting/download/hash/d6DZc7Open_US
dc.identifier.citationManzoor Qadir. (26/1/2010). Turning Environmental Burdens into Economic Opportunities. Beirut, Lebanon: International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA).en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11766/8248
dc.description.abstractAnalysis of the global water cycle yields some encouraging numbers, with annual per capita renewable water supply about 7000 m3 (7 million liters). However, some countries have as little as 500 m3 per capita, with periodic extreme shortages. Clearly, the world's freshwater resources and population densities are unevenly distributed. Considering current demographic trends and future growth projections, as much as 60% of the global population may suffer water scarcity by the year 2025. In addition to water scarcity, water quality deterioration is expected to intensify in resource-poor countries in the dry areas, due to human activity and the increasing possibility of extreme events as a result of climate change. Saline water intrusion is projected to intensify due to sea level rise in coastal zones as well as salt-induced soil degradation and water quality deterioration in arid and semi-arid regions as a result of mismanaged irrigation. Households and industries will generate increasing volumes of wastewater as more people move to urban areas. In addition, increased frequency of severe rainstorms will increase the amount of chemicals that run off from farms and urban areas. These predictions suggest the availability of greater volumes of marginal-quality water in the future. In order to narrow the gap between freshwater demand and supply, water-scarce countries will have to increasingly rely on marginal-quality water resources for crop production, agroforestry, and aquaculture.en_US
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dc.languageenen_US
dc.publisherInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)en_US
dc.rightsCC-BY-NC-4.0en_US
dc.subjectrenewableen_US
dc.subjecteconomic opportunitiesen_US
dc.titleTurning Environmental Burdens into Economic Opportunitiesen_US
dc.typeBrochureen_US
cg.subject.agrovocwastewateren_US
cg.subject.agrovocfreshwateren_US
cg.subject.agrovocwater supplyen_US
cg.subject.agrovocrenewable resourcesen_US
cg.subject.agrovocsaline wateren_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Water Management Institute - IWMIen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.funderInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.projectCommunication and Documentation Information Services (CODIS)en_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.coverage.regionNorthern Africaen_US
cg.coverage.regionWestern Asiaen_US
cg.coverage.regionSouthern Asiaen_US
cg.coverage.regionEastern Africaen_US
cg.coverage.countryDZen_US
cg.coverage.countryEGen_US
cg.coverage.countryJOen_US
cg.coverage.countryLBen_US
cg.coverage.countryLYen_US
cg.coverage.countryMAen_US
cg.coverage.countryOMen_US
cg.coverage.countryPKen_US
cg.coverage.countrySAen_US
cg.coverage.countrySOen_US
cg.coverage.countrySYen_US
cg.coverage.countryTNen_US
cg.coverage.countryYEen_US
cg.contactManzoor.Qadir@unu.eduen_US
dc.identifier.statusOpen accessen_US


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