n Water&Sanitation Africa - WRC at the forefront of water research - : water quality

Volume 9 Number 3
  • ISSN : 1990-8857


The earth's freshwater resources are limited: 99% of the earth's water is saline (and becoming more so by the actions and activities of man), and only 0.3% of the world's freshwater is usable. Driven by rapid industrialisation in the developing world, food production, energy demand, population growth, climate change and the environment, it is estimated that 50% of the world's people will live with chronic water stress by the year 2025.

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