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Graph of the Day: Are we on the path to peak water?

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Are we able to cut back on our usage as we edge nearer to the point of peak water?

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Climate Central

Many scientists and experts fear that humanity is reaching the point of peak water — the point at which freshwater is being consumed faster than it is being replenished or available. In the infographic above we take a look at the amount of water use around the world. Can we cut back before we reach the point of no return?

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Kylie Schultz researched, wrote and produced this infographic as a participant in the Ensia Mentor Program. Her mentor for the project was Ensia director Todd Reubold. Infographic design and layout by Amber Billings.

 

Source: Climate Central. Reproduced with permission.

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