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Estimating Future Global Per Capita Water Availability Based on Changes in Climate and Population

Topics: Water/Wastewater,

This article explores the effect of water stress, often the result of a shortage in freshwater resources, on human populations. It presents a data integration, analysis, and visualization methodology which uses predictions of changes in climate and population to project per capita water availability and areas with increased vulnerability to water stress. It notes that further study is needed, and suggests areas of inquiry around the expanded use of global climate models and variations in population estimates.

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