WRI interactive map shows link between water stress, agriculture

Nov. 1, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — More than 25 percent of the world’s agriculture is grown in high water stress areas.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new interactive map from the World Resources Institute's Aqueduct project shows that more than 25 percent of the world's agriculture is grown in areas of high water stress, according to a press release.

In addition, 40 percent of the global food supply is grown on irrigated cropland, noted the release.

Considering this stress between water supply and food production, the release reported three points to keep in mind: That different crops face different levels of stress in different regions, that water consumption levels vary by crop type and that irrigated land is twice as likely to be highly stressed.

According to the release, 70 percent of all human water withdrawal is for agriculture, and water demand in general is expected to rise 50 percent by 2030.

The interactive map is available here.

Sponsored Recommendations

NFPA 70B a Step-by-Step Guide to Compliance

NFPA 70B: A Step-by-Step Guide to Compliance

How digital twins drive more environmentally conscious medium- and low-voltage equipment design

Medium- and low voltage equipment specifiers can adopt digital twin technology to adopt a circular economy approach for sustainable, low-carbon equipment design.

MV equipment sustainability depends on environmentally conscious design values

Medium- and low voltage equipment manufacturers can prepare for environmental regulations now by using innovative MV switchgear design that eliminates SF6 use.

Social Distancing from your electrical equipment?

Using digital tools and apps for nearby monitoring and control increases safety and reduces arc flash hazards since electrical equipment can be operated from a safer distance....