World:
Dwindling Water Supplies Make Every Drop Count

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UXBRIDGE, CANADA - Water experts believe drought and chronic water shortages contributed to Syria’s civil war and in unrest throughout much of the Middle East.
 
Globally, water demand already exceeds supply in regions with over 40 percent of the world’s population, a new study has found.

According to Manzoor Qudir, from the Institute of Water, Environment and Health, about 70 percent of the world’s freshwater is used for irrigation, resulting in competition for freshwater between municipal, industrial, and agricultural uses. (END//2013)

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