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Millennium Ecosystem Assessment
Uploaded on Tuesday 21 Feb 2012
Water withdrawals in 2050
Philippe Rekacewicz, Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Current patterns of human use of water are unsustainable. From 5% to possibly 25% of global freshwater use exceeds longterm accessible supplies and is met through engineered water transfers or the overdraft of groundwater supplies (low to medium certainty).