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Your View | Living with water shortages

 Congratulations on your “Where’s the water” feature (New Civil Engineer last month). Especially interesting is the research by University of Twente showing that 4bn people “live with water scarcity for at least one month every year”. But “living with water scarcity” is a vague phrase. For example, does it relate to domestic needs (around 150 litres per person per day in the UK, mostly returned after use); or to the 3,000 to 4,000 litres per person per day consumed by evapotranspiration ...

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