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FRESHWATER DEMAND

Water use in a changing world

Estimating future economic and domestic water use is difficult due to uncertain changes in climate and socioeconomic conditions. Now, research estimates future water use in the United States could decrease or more than double by 2070 under plausible socioeconomic and climate scenarios.

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Fig. 1: Water is used for different purposes and in varying amounts across the United States.

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Marston, L. Water use in a changing world. Nat. Clim. Chang. 12, 317–319 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-022-01335-3

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