Water demand could exceed supply by 2050

Even without climate change, much of California is at high risk of water demand exceeding supply by 2050, according to a report released this month.

The National Resources Defense Council commissioned environmental consulting firm Tetra Tech to perform an assessment of water supply and demand under future climate and growth scenarios. Much of the United States could face water shortages, but water sustainability is at extreme risk in the Great Plains and the southwest United States, according to the analysis.

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  1. Trager Water Report
    Aug 02, 2010 @ 09:51:38

    The problems exist because government allocates resources according to political, rather than market, criteria. Simple solution: Privatize all water. Then the market will allocate it efficiently, as it does other commodities.

    Oh, and man-caused global warming is a hoax, as Climategate revealed. Read this: http://www.ocregister.com/opinion/-259100–.html

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