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Global water and land scarcity: historical trends and potential solutions

  • 1 September, 2019
  • University of Twente, Multidisciplinary Water Management
  • Markus Berger
  • Joep F. SchynsMartijn J. Booij

Humanity’s growing water and land footprints have led to water and land scarcity in many places around the world. At the same time, the needs of nature are being alarmingly compromised in favour of economic development. Therefore, there is an urgent call to make worldwide water and land management more sustainable. My PhD project aims to perform the global footprint-based analysis of water and land scarcity covering the period of 1986 – 2016 at 5 x 5 arc minute resolution. As a result, I will demonstrate the latest trends and provide recommendations for region-specific water and land scarcity reductions.

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Oleksander Mialyk

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