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Rapid urbanization increasing pressure on rural water supplies globally

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An international team of researchers has carried out the first systematic global review of water reallocation from rural to urban regions — the practice of transferring water from rural areas to cities to meet demand from growing urban populations. They found that 69 cities with a population of 383 million people receive approximately 16 billion cubic meters of reallocated water per year — almost the annual flow of the Colorado River.

Source: sciencedaily.com

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