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5 smart tech solutions to water challenges around the world
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5 smart tech solutions to water challenges around the world

When it comes to freshwater resources, humans are slowly but surely running out, due to contamination, seawater intrusion and drought. Water scarcity is already an issue on every continent, and according to the United Nations, more than 1 billion people (almost one-fifth of the Earth's population) live in areas where water is already scarce. Another 1.6 billion people "face economic water shortage (where countries lack the necessary infrastructure to take water from rivers and aquifers)."

Since the human population continues to rise while freshwater resources become limited, it's incumbent upon us all to figure out how to use what we have more efficiently. Since 71 percent of water goes to agriculture and 16 percent to industry, those areas receive a quite a bit of scrutiny. But consumers saving water at home matters, too — and can save us money. Here are some of the technologies that will help us waste less in the future, wherever that water is used.

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Author: Mother Nature Network

Publish Date: 10.02.2017

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