Case Study: The snowy Mountains Scheme Alternative scenarios for water by 2025

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  • Case Study: The snowy Mountains Scheme Alternative scenarios for water by 2025
    • Business as usual
      • Water changes by 2025
        • Water scarcity will reduce food production
        • Consumption will rise by +50%
        • Household water use rise by +70%
        • Industrial water demand in developing countries will increase
      • Wider impacts
        • Developing countries will rely on food imports but increased hunger
        • In parts of western USA, China etc water will be pimped out faster than can be recharged
    • Water Crisis
      • Water changes by 2025
        • Global water consumption will increase
        • Demand for domestic water will fall
        • Demand for industrial water will +33%
      • Wider Impact
        • Food production will decline and food prices increase
        • Conflict over water between and within countries will increase
    • Sustainable Water
      • Water changes by 2025
        • Global & industrial water use will have to fall
        • Global rain- fed crop yields increase due to improvements in water harvesting and sustainable farming
        • Agricultural and domestic water prices double
      • Wider impacts
        • Food production could increase slightly
        • Investments in crop research and technology would increase
        • Unsustainable pumping of groundwater would end

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