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Published on Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Water a key issue by 2030, says survey

Written by John Mowbray

drylandWASHINGTON – A new, major international study says that annual global water requirements will hit 6,900 billion cubic meters (BCM) by 2030, 40 per cent above current sustainable water supplies. This has profound implications for the water-intensive global textile manufacturing industry – the Soil Association recently pointed out in its Cottoned On campaign that it takes 11,000 litres of water on average for each kilogram of cotton produced, enough for a pair of jeans or t-shirt.


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