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Further Momentum to Water Issues: Comprehensive Water Problem Assessment in the Being

Scarcity and misuse of freshwater pose a serious and growing threat to sustainable development and protection of the environment. Human health and welfare, food security, industrial development and the eco-systems on which they depend are all at risk, unless water and land resources are man-aged in a more ecologically appropriate manner than they have been in the past. The problems are far from speculative in nature-they are here, and they affect humanity now.

Malin Falkenmark and Asit K. Biswas, 1995, Ambio, Volume 24, Number 6, pages 380-382

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