Water Demand

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  • Created on: 11-02-16 18:45

human influence on water supply & demand 

  • changes in land use may affect interception, infiltration, and surface shortage eg urbanisation and deforestion may be changes in land use 
  • flood management and dam construction may affect channel flow and storage 
  • by quantity (adding to or abstracting) or quality (pollution) 
  • water abstraction affects ground water and can create salinization and saltwater incursion 

compare water demand 

- the demand for agricultural water has increased by around 70%

- the use of domestic and household water has decreased 

- the amount of water being used in the manafacturing business has decreased 

demand for water 

  • water stresses - global population is increasing meaning that there is less water…


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