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Gulp: We’re running out of water March 2, 2009

Posted by Andreas in Cape Town, Climate change, Environment, Global warming, South Africa, Southern Africa, Sustainable Living.
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Here are two rather distressing maps from researchers in Germany. They show the global trend in water availability taking into account climate change, industrialisation, population growth and so on. Focus on the changing situation for South Africa. Ugly! It’s a good time to start saving piped water and finding ways to use grey water and harvesting rainwater.

Annual per capita water availability from 1961 to 1990.

Annual per capita water availability from 1961 to 1990.

The forecast for the 2050s.

The forecast for the 2050s.

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