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Power Firms Face Water Shortages

 

Growing demand for limited water is pressuring energy producers to seek alternative approaches, according to UN Water. Launching its World Water Development 2014 report on 22 March, the agency warns that global water demand will increase by 55% by 2050, mainly due to manufacturing (up 400%), power generation (140%) and domestic use (140%).

Of global power generation 90% is water-intensive, UN Water says. But different...