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Uploaded on Thursday 16 Feb 2012
Global waterstress and scarcity
Philippe Rekacewicz (Le Monde diplomatique), February 2006
Water scarcity occurs when the amount of water withdrawn from lakes, rivers or groundwater is so great that water supplies are no longer adequate to satisfy all human or ecosystem requirements, resulting in increased competition between water users and other demands.