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GCSE Reasons for increasing water use

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Global water consumption
The amount of water used by people around the world has gone up
Population increase
Increase in the number of people who inhabit the world
LICs water use
is very low per person
7 billion
the population of the world in 2011
2.6%
Fast rate of population growth in Africa, puts pressure on water supplies
0.1%
Slow rate of population growth in Europe, allows for water security
Economic Development
The improvement of living standards by economic growth.
Standards of living
the degree of wealth and material comfort available to a person or community. This has risen in many NEEs e.g. China which increases water consumption
Growth of industry in many NEEs
was resulted in water hungry industries
NEE
Newly Emerging Economies such as China, India, Brazil, have growing water needs
LIC
Low income country with Gross National Income (GNI) less than $1025 per person per year
Sustainable water sources
could help to reduce water demands in the future
Agriculture
use the most water ahead of industry then domestic household uses
Water inequality
There are huge gaps in access to water between LICs and HICs
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