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A World water famine: can it be averted?

As its population mounts, the world is making increasing demands on its limited supplies of fresh water. Yet all too often water is squandered, polluted and poisoned, imposing strains on supply systems which they cannot withstand for long.

If a world water crisis is to be averted, far-reaching programmes must be undertaken to provide adequate supplies of clean water for everyone, while also preserving the delicate ecological balance in rivers and lakes.

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February 1978