Key Causes of Water Scarcity and Researched Solutions

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Key Causes of Water Scarcity and Researched Solutions

By | Jan. 2011
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Table of Contents
Abstract
1.0Introduction4

2.0Causes of Demand For Water 5
2.1Industrial Demand5
2.1.1Industrial Water Consumption5
2.2Agricultural Demand6
2.2.1Population Growth6
2.3Consumer Demand7
2.3.1Economic Growth7

3.0Solutions to Water Scarcity8
3.1Watershed Methods 8
3.2Conservation Techniques9
3.3Reclaimed Water10

4.0Conclusion11

5.0Recommendations12
Reference List

1.0Introduction
This report is about the increase in demand for water, and its’ purpose is a twofold, firstly to examine and explore some of the causes of the ever increasing issue of the scarcity of water due to industrial, agricultural and consumer demand in society, and secondly to analyse the solutions of this concern for the Premier of Western Australia, Mr Colin Barnett. This is because water is a valuable resource that is vital for the human race and developing countries such as Australia will be facing an increase in domestic consumption of water by 70 percent in the future (Cashman and Ashley 2008). There were certain limitations surrounding this report, for example the word limit for this report was 1000 words and I was permitted to use a minimum of five scholarly sources and a maximum of seven. The methodology of my research began by using the database: proquest on the Internet, where I found these reliable sources.

2.0Causes of Demand for Water
2.1Industrial Demand
Industrial Water Consumption
Industries are one of the major key causes of the increased demand for water. Many industries require water to operate and perform the functions that are required to produce the goods or services in question. This is because industries such as oil and mining, are hugely dependable on extreme capacities of water thus, making them susceptible to water shortages (Holbrook 2009). Industries therefore depend on...
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