Anne Marie Houppert: Growing Water Shortage in China

Anne Marie Houppert has worked at the National Geographic Society since 1995 and is a reference librarian and the NG Publications Index Manager. She specializes in the organization of print content published by the Society.
Anne_Houppert_Pic.jpgImage credit: Worldwide Water Availability and Use, from National Geographic magazine, April 2010, pages 22-23

China is facing water shortages with no easy solution in sight. The issues involved include geography, climate change, population increases, dams, pollution, economic development, and demands from other countries that depend on the rivers flowing through China. To mark Geography Awareness Week’s Freshwater theme, read up on the many factors contributing to this looming problem. Then take an online water quiz and see how much you’ve learned.

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Continue reading Anne Marie’s full post on her blog!
http://blogs.ngm.com/blog_central/2010/11/china-faces-fresh-water-shortages.html

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