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Igor A. Shiklomanov, State Hydrological Institute (SHI, St. Petersburg) and UNESCO, Paris, 1999.
Uploaded on Saturday 25 Feb 2012
Trends in water consumption and evaporation
Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Throughout the 20th century, global water use has increased in the agricultural, domestic and industrial sectors. Evaporation from reservoirs has increased at a slower rate. Projections indicate that both global water use and evaporation will continue to increase. This graphic compares industrial and domestic water consumption as a whole with evaporation from reservoirs, in cubic kilometres per year. The time period covered is 1900 to 2010 (assessments and projections).