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jpak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:07 PM
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Scientists Call for Water Conservation
http://www.lasvegassun.com/sunbin/stories/tech/2006/aug...

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) - Scientists on Monday called for radical action to improve global water management, saying one-third of the world's population faces water scarcity.

A report released at the start of the World Water Week said more efficient use of the world's water resources was needed to reduce poverty and environmental damage.

The five-year study led by the Sri Lanka-based International Water Management Institute said a key priority was improving water management in agriculture in developing countries, particularly rain-fed farms on Africa's savannas.

Its recommendations including building more water storage, better irrigation systems and developing drought-resistant crops.

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