Rising energy demand threat to strained water supplies: UN

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  • 2014•03•21     The Gulf Today

    Excerpt from The Gulf Today article:

    Zafar Adeel, head of the UN University’s Institute for Water, Environment and Health, said that governments should re-think subsidies for both energy and water.

    “Pricing water is much more challenging” than energy, he told a telephone news briefing. The UN General Assembly declared water a human right in 2010, strengthening arguments that basic supplies should be free.