A team of U.S. scientists said that in the next 50 years the US population will suffer from the shortage of drinking water, which will be linked to global warming. This writes the New Civil Engineer.
The scientists also predicted the possibility of providing water based on the data about the expected population growth.
It is known that since the beginning of the XX century water consumption in the country increased nine-fold.
It is established that jeopardized the Central and southern regions of the Great plains, the southwest and Central States Rocky mountains, California, Florida and the Midwest.
However, even the probable increase in precipitation will not save the situation, because increasing temperatures will increase the evaporation rate.
To solve the problem, experts advise to increase irrigation efficiency in the agricultural sector.