Water supply problems: HICs

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  • Water supply problems: HICs
    • Spatial variability
      • High rainfall occurring in less populated areas e.g. upland areas.
    • Seasonal variabilty
      • Low rainfall at peak times, e.g. tourist industry in southern Europe.
    • Loss from broken/old pipes
      • Old pipes cannot cope with increased water pressure e.g. London.
    • Quality
      • Fertilisers
      • Industrial leakages
      • Sewage treatment


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