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The Water Use in the UK and Globally

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AS and A Level Environmental Management

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The Water Use in the UK and Globally

By Becky Wareham

Introduction

I will be discussing:

* The trends in the demand for water both in the UK and globally,

* Comparing the demands for water in more developed and less developed countries,

* The supply of water in developed and less developed countries and see how this affects the amount of water used/ demand,

* How the shortage of water can be addressed.

The demand of Water in the UK and Globally

The demand for water is increasing globally, particularly in Southern countries as they are generally MEDC. The UK is an MEDC and this causes the demand of water to be high due to technology etc. Also there is agriculture, though industry remains the major user of water in Europe.

Over the past decade global water use has been climbing steadily because of increased population growth. While the global population increased by about four times between 1900 and 2000, the global water usage saw a sixfold increase.

There are many ways around the globe were water is used but the three main water usages

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