Are we really running out of water?

Boys in carry water collected in plastic bottles Image: REUTERS/Noor Khamis

Kate Brauman

Lead Scientist Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota


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 An example of a more detailed and localized measure of freshwater scarcity risk that uses data from dry seasons and dry years. Blue areas have the lowest areas of risk because they use less than five percent of their annually renewable water. The darkest areas use more than 100 percent of their renewable freshwater because they tap groundwater that isn’t replenished
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